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is there any options for freelancer to accept or decline milestone assignment? milestone has been funded? but client reduced the price, no discussion before client assign this new milestone.
I have sent messages to the client but no response, he only giving instructions, release payment for the first job, and that's it!
I tried to google to find the answer for this problem but so far I can't find it, apologize if there's one.
Feel trapped by that "one sided milestone assignment", and stuck, no idea what to do now T.T
Hope some of you would like to help me, and I hope I explain it well
Thanks for sharing this
I have sent him messages, no response, he only giving instructions, release the payment (for the first contract), and that's it
I told him I want the same price as agreed for the first contract, if he doesn't agree with my offer, I suggest him to end contract, still no response.
That's why I feel stuck, anyway, i wish he'll be back soon and give me some responses or at least just end the contract.
what i have learn so far when you join here before starting work if you ask this circumstances to support team and what they reply they will assure that you will get funds after work deliver even if client will not response !
But in my case they are holding my funds just because you that they want to ask question or sure something thing even after he accepted my delivered work and paid from his side and he also liked my work !
What i am thinking UPWORK using our money for their personal intrust and making unexeptable excuses after success full deliver of work and even after accepted and being paid by client !
Unfortunately there isn't an effective method in place to handle this situation. I guess it was assumed that the client would be reasonable when assigning milestones and be receptive to negotiations. Unfortunately that is not he case.
A milestone cannot be declined. Since the client refuses to acknowledge your messages, you have two options:
If you refund the milestone, you will probably incur the wrath of the client (low private feedback) considering his current attitude towards you. If you continue with the contract, you could bend backwards in hope of a positive feedback when the contract ends.
There are many problems that needs to be addressed on the platform, this is just one more. Choose your poison and good luck.
Similar situation here, and Julie is experienced and top rated, so you are not alone.
It sounds as though the original poster has not even started work. It sound like they offered him the job and at that point changed the price of the job. Maybe he could clarify.
I have completed the first contract, job done well and client has released the payment.
He then add more work, assigned new milestone without dicussing with me first, he reduced the price.
Thanks for the helpful response.
As usual we (freelancers) actually have no choice, clients are the boss and freelancers are the tools *grin*
Very few clients (who) treat freelancers kindly and realize that we are here to help each other, need each other,
Once again, thanks for your response