I was employed for a very short time for a part-time job which has paid training. I did 8 hours over a week, I realised it wasn't really working out for me as I disagreed with the practices there. I had a discussion with the boss who said I shouldn't quit right now but think about it overnight whether the job was really for me and that I would be paid for my time up to that point in any case.
I sent a message to the boss the next day saying in fact I thought it was best to leave, which was unanswered. I sent a follow up 3 days later asking if she got the message, and she wrote "I confirm" but no other details. I asked whether I would receive the pay. After a further 5 days I sent another message saying it was unprofessional to not respond.
A phone call was arranged where she said that she felt I did not do any work worth paying for. I did on the training exactly as I was asked. The boss was very passive agressive saying "sorry I didn't make you my priority" regarding not answering the messages.
There is not a written contract, only the verbal agreement I would be paid regardless. Also in this company I would think it is understood you are hired once you begin the formal training process which involves following their written course and watching videos, which I did during the training time on the boss's instruction.
My strategy is to not respond to the attempts to provoke an argument and just to try to get the money. She eventually agreed to pay in a "goodwill gesture" in a few days; should I just try to take the pay and not bother about arguing the circumstances? If she goes back on it, am I in the right/do I have a case legally?