Storage Companies During Gov't Shutdown

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Jan 16, 2019
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In September 2017, I started storing my items at CubeSmart in Massachusetts. I
moved to Washington, DC to care for a sick relative who just passed in September 2018, and now I am in the gov't shutdown as a contractual employee.

I got behind on my balance but CubeSmart has offered me no payment plan. Everything always has to be paid in full.

The regional manager's only concern was to ask, "How did I get her phone number?" Cubesmart states they will sell the storage unit without any respect for the gov't shutdown affecting over 800,000 people with no end in sight.

What is wrong with these people? Are there no protections or support for government workers? I feel we will lose everything, our storage units, homes, cars and end up homeless.
 
Jan 30, 2018
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I am very sorry for your plight and I hope the shutdown ends soon. It never should have happened. But, business is business and they have their own policies. If I understand correctly, you were previously behind in your payments. Perhaps that is why they will not work with you now.
 
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In September 2017, I started storing my items at CubeSmart in Massachusetts. I
moved to Washington, DC to care for a sick relative who just passed in September 2018, and now I am in the gov't shutdown as a contractual employee.

I got behind on my balance but CubeSmart has offered me no payment plan. Everything always has to be paid in full.

The regional manager's only concern was to ask, "How did I get her phone number?" Cubesmart states they will sell the storage unit without any respect for the gov't shutdown affecting over 800,000 people with no end in sight.

What is wrong with these people? Are there no protections or support for government workers? I feel we will lose everything, our storage units, homes, cars and end up homeless.
Try calling a local news channel in Mass and see if they might be interested in publicizing this. Some outside pressure may get CubeSmart to change their tune.

Also check with your local bank. In Colorado, some banks are offering no interest loans for those affected by the shutdown.
 
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I’m very sorry that you are involved in this mess with not being paid. It’s a terrible situation. But my question is the same as LD- were you already behind in payments before the shut down?
Hi, Neil. No, we were current but with the funeral expenses and then the shutdown you have limited resources so quickly.
 

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Maybe if we can get the company contacts for CubeSmart you can appeal to the Executives for some relief until you get back to work. If you are up to date, I would think that the Executives wouldn’t want publicity that your items are being auctioned off due to the government shutdown.

Try completing this request :
https://www.elliott.org/research/


I would also suggest you look to see if they have a Facebook page and post about it there, you might get a very quick response .
 
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