@Gita N wrote:
As usual we (freelancers) actually have no choice, clients are the boss and freelancers are the tools *grin*
Beware the self-fulfilling prophecy.
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 !
And do you have proof of this?
Upwork has always held funds for a few days on fixed and hourly contracts. In your report sections it tells you the day the funds will be released to you.
Why would you accuse Upwork of such a practice. I have NEVER seen any instance of this.
I would suggest communicating with your client first. I see that he has already replied positively, so you may be able to resolve this situation amicably. If something still goes wrong, I would suggest reporting the client to Customer Support, especially now since you have his written agreement to pay the parice you have agreed upon initially.
I hope it gets sorted out soon.
This is not directly related to your issue. However, let me suggest you update your profile with a new picture (the one you have currently is in violation of Upwork Policies) and expand your profile overview. It will not only help you avoid being flagged and limited in your ability to apply for jobs but more importantly will help you attract better, more serious clients.
We ought not to forget about how some are trying to scarcely end dormant contracts, to avoid the above issue. I have been only once in this situation and know how frustrating it gets for a contractor to close a contract and be negatively influenced by an idle employer.
Sure you can end them, but the client can retaliate with poor public and private feedback, thus negativity impacting both the freelancer's start rating and job success scores. From what it appears, the freelancer has no recourse since even opening a dispute can hurt the freelancer's job success score. Even if one thoroughly vets a client and milestone one goes well, if the client does not voluntary close the contract immediately, the freelancer is basically put in a no win situation if/when a shady client starts to play games.