Our boss pays us in cash every five days. He withholds taxes and stuff, but most of the employees do not have bank accounts and prefer cash. I have been working for him for a year. I work as a delivery person who delivers takeout on foot. We get our tax forms at the end of the year, but since we get paid in cash, there is no paystub. I needed to prove my employment by having three check stubs from where I work. I had to use a paystub generator to show the building superintendent I had a job. I keep a running tally of withholding information on paper, and I do have a bank account. I just transferred the info to the online service that does check stubs. I was able to backdate info to make three stubs.
The information was 100 percent accurate. I was not falsifying information. I do have a job, and I put down exactly what I am earning and the hours worked. I could not get a printout from work in time, so this was the next best thing. I told my boss what I was doing, and he was okay with it. He even let me use his logo. The building superintendent even said it was a formality. It is just that most people get a paystub from their jobs on at least a biweekly basis. I work for cash, but I am not ignorant or dimwitted. My boss is elderly and used to doing things this way. I do not mind. I move fast on my feet and get the job done. It is why I get paid so well. I am saving money and can afford a nicer apartment in the city.
I am taking day classes at a local university. I am hoping to earn a degree in accounting. I am good with numbers and facts. I imagine my boss will have his restaurant until he passes. I cannot imagine him retiring. He is the one encouraging me to earn my degree. He is a nice guy, but, I admit, he is stuck in the old ways of doing things with no plans of changing.