Tubpbs wrote:I would say the big question depends on one thing... Will the company pay your charges for the sake of keeping their cards open? If they pay, which I would assume they will, depending on how many people in the company have a Corporate Card, then they will obviously come for you for the money.
They may actually be more willing to work with you (in theory) than Amex. They certainly have a good idea of how much you make and what would need to be made to pay everything back...
That would not be a bad solution if it would work out that way. I have another meeting with my attorney next week and maybe he can make some calls on my behalf and get some better answers.
Thanks for your advice, you seem pretty knowledgeable.
I would disclaim that this is mostly speculation, just so you know. That being said, I have a lot of experience with things of this nature in the business world.
The biggest sign they might work with you to resolve this in everyone's best interest is that they know about it already and you're not already long fired and being persued for the money.
If you could give them the $30K or whatever you have and then, depending on your income, pay them back over 1-3 years, IF they have the money and value you as an employee, it's possible... Who knows. Either way...even if they fire you, it is in their best interest to pay the balance and come to you for the money. So assuming they do that, even if they fire you, they're better off giving you some payment plan to pay them back than suing you and adding in legal fees on both sides that you can't pay. You seem to be being honest with them and as long as that doesn't change, their relatively benign reaction so far could continue until the issue is resolved. At the same time, given how accepting they've been, it is always possible that at any moment they could get rubbed the wrong way and do a nasty 180 on you...
Keep on top of it. Keep being honest about it. Keep thinking of ways to solve the problem. And keep the company in the loop on where you're at.
Good luck. Keep us posted.