THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, Tobias Slas Jr.’ was referred by me to Abner as Mr. Betech needed a skilled worker who had solid IT skills and a flexible work schedule. I knew ‘T’ to be such a person, and Abner agreed to bring him on board. As with most companies, there was a probationary period to which ‘T’ was to be evaulated before any job security was offered. Mr. Betech covered a small but mandatory list of abilities the worker he needed would have to possess, and ‘Tobias’ said he could fulfill all such work. On his first day he was given assignments to address, and after three days of work he showed little progress in completing them as well as an inability to handle many of the assignments. Before the week was out, he was not showing up for work and was difficult to reach. Abner asked me at that point how I would handle the issue if I were in his shoes. I stated that I would cut ‘Tobias’ loose from the company, and pay him for the time worked. To be honest, Abner balked at this idea at first as he felt ‘Tobias’ made promises he did not keep, and therefore should not be paid at all. Concern over how to handle this matter was not resolved for a couple days, throughout said time ‘Tobias Salas Jr.’ contacted me constantly looking for his pay. After many phone calls, texts, and comments from ‘T’ that he had recorded several of the phone conversations between himself and I as well as he and Abner, Mr. Betech felt it best to pay him simply to put the matter to rest after T threatened, extorted, lied and tried to manipulate by means of inventing stories on how he was going to make sure Mr. Betech would suffer.