Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you all doing great. I am addressing an issue that i have been facing here for the first time and wanted to know how to go about this situation. I will try to take thorugh the all and the events happened so far.
To begin with. I knew the client personally and he had a work to do. I asked him to make an upwork profile make a project over there and invite me over the task. Initailly, we had all our conversation on our personal emails, skype and whatsapp because I knew him personally even before coming to upwork. It was all project related discussion, timelines and even payment terms.
He made the account on upwork for the very first and invited me. I accepted the invite and work started after a lot of disscussions. He included some art work, a doucment and my quotation document in the invite that I accepted. Quotation document had all the important terms related to payments.
Work started in october 2020. It was going fine. I submitted the first mile that was actually for upfront payment and submitted the functional specification document in it. I received the amount some less than the decided in the payment document but carried on with the work and didnt disturbed the work.
I used to give updates every friday or the other week about the progress on emails. It was going all fine. Then on one fine day it gave him the updates via email and it was all smooth. That was a friday. On the Saturday he texted me that we need to halt this work as his team is not willing to continue stating a totally abrupt reason that is 'There's a new governement in US now and they are not willing to promote oil and gas drilling'. Project was related to this industry.
I tried to accomodate him in different ways but he insisted on halting. I was seeing a huge loss on my end because I havent committed on any other project for this duration of time. Things began to even more ugly when he started shifting the blame on my side that you werent giving me updates so I had to do this because I was asking for the money for the worked I had already done and wasnt paid for.
He began unresponsive and I wrote this final email. You can find all the important dates and events in this email I am attaching below. He never responded to this email and all always beated about the bush to avoid the point. Note: I have the actual email with all the email addresses not attaching it here to defame anyone.
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Now, its a been a while with all this chaos and off course I had to get back to my work to cover those losses. I have all the details with me regarding the project ID and all from where officials can look into this matter.
At this point I need proper suggestion how to go about this situation. Secondly, I dont want to take any step that effects my reviews and JSS. I have been working really hard to keep this up so not looking mess with it.
Thanks in advance..