employers making it MANDATORY to have direct deposit?????
I recently started working at ingles, and after working for about a week they told me it is mandatory to have direct deposit. i informed them that I don’t have a bank account. They told me it doesn’t matter- I have to get one. The problem with that is when I was married my husband ruined my Suntrust account and I haven’t been able to pay it off… (we are getting a divorce this month and he will be accepting some of the balance)
My question is- how can they make it mandatory to have a bank account to have a job??? and any suggestions on what I should do? I am trying to get a bank of america cashpay card and hopefully they can use that… if not looks like they have to find a new employee- what a bunch of crap…
Hi – unfortunately many employers are now requiring this as a means to saving $$. It costs money to print and process checks; direct deposit is much less costly.
They really should have told you about this condition of employment pre-hire. I agree with the poster who suggested that you speak with your manager or HR person about your situation – they may be willing to make an exception in your case.
Ask if the company uses a local credit union; you may be able to get a deal on opening an account with them. Another option is to open an account at the same bank the company draws on for its payroll (it’s usually at the top of your check stub, or your HR or Accounting dept can tell you what it is.)
You are doing what you can to get yourself out of a bad situation, financially and otherwise. It will take some perseverance to get through this. Give yourself an A for effort and try not to let these little setbacks get you down, ok?