Heard there is a 90% chance I won’t get paid for one of my last contract jobs. Typical. No, I said typical, not cynical; I have the lack of dough to prove it.
Now, naturally, there is always the 10% I WILL get paid, and her majesty has ordained that I request thrice weekly to be informed of my checks status. At least I’ve made a new contact and friend in the process of dealing with company X. He’s pretty cool… and a designer! w00t!
I don’t think a contract would of helped in this scenario. The project itself isn’t really a portfolio piece, because it doesn’t work on it’s own; it integrates with an online service that I don’t utilize nor do I intend to. I’ll just use as a teaching tool like I did at my last AtlMMUG meeting, I guess, so there’s the silver lining. It was a good thing I got a decent chunk of dough up front, but man, that’s $3,500 potentially gone… boo hoo…
…hehe, thank me lucky stars it’s St. Patrick’s Day! Cheers; Here’s to hoping that 10% comes through.