Yeah you have a point. My statements are confusing, sorry about that. ^_^
What I meant is that any move a company makes, are all part of their strategy to well... earn money. What I meant by being "heartless" is that being good or evil does not matter, as long as they continuously earn.
What I'm trying to say is that if the topic starter's story is all true, then it's no reason to call the company a just because of a few isolated cases. This is to be expected.
2. In good companies when writers are paid on time, writers normally convert their payment to cash ASAP. I know this is a bad practice of writing companies, but they normally ignore the client's complaints in this kind of situation (although they also remove the writer from their work force.).
This is what I mean.
No company will allow their business to go down. I think they have (or will be able to cook up) a very rational and reasonable excuse for their course of action.
@Bold We have different views after all. I'm defending mine based on personal experience (plus supporting details) but I'm not saying yours is wrong either.