Client Is Forcing Me To Do Work For Free

i did hired by a client 5 months ago & it was a hourly contract & i did assigned to project as a developer & project goes very smooth for 2 months, 

than, suddenly, client hired another developer who had very low rate per hour than me to the same project & client was continuously comparing me with other developer about hours we are logging & client is making lots of issues, as he is saying, it is a lot of billing done & project is not completed yet & than finally he had made me to stop work for more than a month & contract was active yet & suddenly, he is forcing me to work for free & he paused my contract & he was always making me down in all aspects in front of other developers & he is claiming, I did nothing in 2 months while results are visible in front of all of us, i worked as he was assigning me modules & features to add to the website & website is live & website is working with all the features, I developed and I did worked honestly & I did developed all the major features of the website which he said to develop & they are working as far as better than the theme he choose, even in terms of mobile responsiveness too & now he is making me like you are not a good developer at all in front of other developer he had hired & i know the issue with client here is RATE, he is making issues because he found someone else in low rate than me & now he is claiming me to work for free & even he knows that the project we started was from scratch & i developed this all features & functionalities myself & everything was going well as expected, than suddenly other developer changed his cost to project & now, client is continuously blaming me for logged hours but he is not seeing the work which i did, the functionalities i delivered & now, he paused the contract & i do not want to work in this bad environment with this client because i already did my 3 months honestly & at the end i rewarded with bad comments, comparison with other developers and forcing me for free work till he satisfied, 

 

client had paused the contract & i am a top rated developer, will it affect my JSS ? & please i want to end contract with this client, what should i do now ?  please help me please, even my old clients are the proof that i never do such things which makes my clients feel dissatisfied.

 

and due to this client, i wasted my lots of days in free support to make him understand, what i had delivered is the same what he did asked me to develop & now he paused & now, i want to apply to other jobs & i don't want to work for free.

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g_vasilevski
Member

Hi Dineshkumar,

I`m sorry to hear about the bad experience you had with your client. Please send me a PM(Click on my name) with your contract ID and evidence about this, our team will investigate this further and proper actions will be taken. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

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g_vasilevski
Member

Hi Dineshkumar,

I`m sorry to hear about the bad experience you had with your client. Please send me a PM(Click on my name) with your contract ID and evidence about this, our team will investigate this further and proper actions will be taken. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork

okay great, i am going to PM you, i want to make this end as amicably as possible and i don't want to hurt my JSS.

prestonhunter
Member

The client doesn't even live in the same country as you. He can't "force" you to do anything.

 

If this arrangement is no longer to your liking, then quit. You can close the contract at any time.

 

My recommendation is to do so as amicably as possible.

 

Thank the client for the opportunity he has provided you, but due to other obligations, you will not be able to work on the project any longer.

yeah sir, i want to end this all as amicably as possible, that's why i had lots of discussions with client regarding my work & the tasks he assigned & the features i delivered & sir i always used upwork official tracker as i always use.

booksist
Member

So sorry to hear this. Looks like you should have stopped working with that person months ago. Hope you haven't used your TR perk recently - you'll probably need it now.

yeah, i will try to make happy end but i am sure, it will be needed, but, i don't know how to use perk


@Dineshkumar M wrote:

yeah, i will try to make happy end but i am sure, it will be needed, but, i don't know how to use perk


 End the contract.

Wait and see if the client leaves feedback at all, and what effect it has on your JSS. If you are top rated (ONLY if you are) you can use your top rated perk to remove one feedback.

 

 

yeah thanks, i am going to end contract now & we will see, what happens next on my public profile.

Dineshkumar, don't allow anyone to ever force you to do anything.  We all have free will and sometimes need to exert it moreso than at other times.

Yeah i agree, i learned something here as a freelancer, sometimes, we care for our client too much & we provide our best of best & our huge time but than some clients consider this as our weakness & forces us to do for free for days, months & months so on.