Recently, a number of folks have written me asking whether or not Sam Sethi, former CEO of Blognation, had ever made good on his promise (and contract) to pay me or any of the other bloggers that spent several months of their lives supposedly in his employ writing for his start-up.
Those of you familiar with the story are probably aware that Sam had accrued a rather incredible amount of debt to myself and many others all while swearing up and down that he’d secured venture capital for his enterprise and that it was just a matter of those funds clearing the bank and he would be settling up with everyone for their back pay, travel expenses and even bonuses.
In my case Sam owes 3 months of pay – from the middle of August to the middle of November, plus about ten thousand in travel expenses.
If you’re at all curious to check up on the fact that Sam promised to pay you can do a Google search or read this post where Scam Sethi states unequivocally that he would make good on his commitment to pay everyone. He’s also said previously that he was taking a loan out against his assets to make good on his now very past due commitments to each and every writer unlucky enough to have been taken advantage of by the lying cretin.
So, no, Scam hasn’t paid me – he hasn’t responded to my invoices – and last I heard he hadn’t responded to an inquiry sent by Marc Orchant’s widow either…