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May 16th, 2007, 04:03 PM #1Some sub-contractors drive me crazy
I just needed to get some steam off...
I work with a number of sub-contratcors for different projects: programming, web design, SEO etc...Most of the time it works very well, but sometimes...
There is always at least 1 that only delivers partial or sub-par work and wants full payment anyway. They promise to do better next time. Now I am not out any money, becuse I only pay full in advance for those that have a good track record with me. But it still drives me nuts!
It usually goes something like:
- Details of work and payment are agreed upon
- A partial down payment is made
- Work is delivered for review
- Upon review, work is not complete
- I inform sub-contractor of missing elements
- Sub-contractor asks for full payment anyway, and promisses to do better next time. Says he should be paid because he tried.
- I ask for completed work beofre making additonal payment
- Sub-contractor ask for full payment and promisses to do better next time
- Repeat last 2 items n-times until I give up and stop responding to them
This issue always comes up for me with sub-contratcors from a specific country. Why do they think that I would pay for anything less then full completion of our agreement/contract?
May 16th, 2007, 04:58 PM #2
Welcome to the "poor quality sub-contractor" zone.
Good subs are hard to find ... especially 1's that are "quality oriented".
After telling the sub to do the work agreed upon before the final payment will be made a # of times ... I'd stop responding to the sub as well. That shows them your serious about the agreement made between you 2.
May 16th, 2007, 05:01 PM #3sub-contractors from a specific country. Why do they think that I would pay for anything less then full completion of our agreement/contract?There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway
May 16th, 2007, 06:00 PM #4
Ouch, sounds like you've done the right thing by cutting them off. If they want full payment without any intention of completing the job it's clear they don't care about your ROI or client loyalty. Hopefully they've got a profile on some freelance site where you can give them a poor rating.
- ScottHatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
May 16th, 2007, 06:41 PM #5
I have a great developer, just let me know if you would like to try him out. Always OnTime and On Budget with support for the lifetime of project a click away (also phone But i use MSN Messenger)Jason Bishop
Columbia SC Web Design
May 17th, 2007, 09:25 AM #6
I owned a service company and the same is true in that field.
May 17th, 2007, 09:34 AM #7
I am always looking for new good developers that are reasonably priced.
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May 18th, 2007, 07:48 AM #8
I see that you sent me a PM, but I cannot open PM's yet. I'll send you my contact info through the website in your sig.
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