Olive Branch, MS asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Education Law for Tennessee

Q: Do I have to pay a school if I still do not have a contract after I have been asking for one?

Can I take a loss on this school that I am the only student that does not have a contract. I have finished my required hours for this trade. I started last year in May every time I ask for a contract I am referred as to "wait" or the instructor and owner says"I got you". Recently, I asked the business manager if I can see if we have the same number as far as what I owe so that I can take my state boards test. She, does not answer my email, she instead calls my instructor and tells her something that makes her upset. The instructor then calls me and goes off! She is yelling and screaming at me as if I did something really bad. She yells for me to come meet her at the school the next day and to "come alone". I am nervous at this time because I have anxiety and the instructor feeds on that. When I asked what happened to make her go off on me like that she says because I am trying to "nickle and dime" her and tells me of her husband's infidelities and very uncomfortable. I want to be done

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: Stop, look and listen--carefully: If you received the training you went to the school for then you MUST pay for it. Using the excuse of not having a contract will NOT work. Nor will the lame excuse do any good when the school sues you.

Stop calling them about the contract. You are now caught in what is called a run-around triangle. I would be willing to bet that the instructor is very late in returning her final class paperwork (she gets NO pay until she turns in the stuff), and so the instructor is telling the business manager she cannot finish if students do not stop harassing her. (Another lame excuse.) So when you call the business manager, she refers you to the instructor; and then you call her--again-- which makes angry and feel more pressure. And the run-around triangle goes on and on and on... Get off the triangle.

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