He didn't know he was missing $4K
He'd been freelance for 4 years. One day he called me and was like, I got a check but I don't know what job it's for. I asked how he kept track of his invoices. He said he pinned them to his bulletin board. He had no tracking doc. No "must remit payment within X # of days." He started trying to match check stubs with invoices & realized he was owed OVER FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS. But I didn't feel bad cause he had been doing this way too long to not be on top of his shit. Also we were SO POOR.