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Contract on hold

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Regiane S Member Since: Jun 13, 2013
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This happened to my 3 last contracts, I finished the job, but then I got this message (contract on hold), and I never receive any payment. I want to know if this is some kind of odesk issue, or my clients just doesn't want to pay me at all. Odesk does not give me a reason to this, and I've never heard from my clients again.
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Robert S Member Since: Oct 22, 2012
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IIRC, that status lets your clients retain you for later project without having to create a new job. If your clients are setting this, I guess they don't want t pay you but want to appear like nothing's wrong. I would file a complaint against them.
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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 30, 2014
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Aren't you confusing "on hold" with "contract paused" ?


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Ronald T Member Since: Sep 14, 2009
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I agree with SS. I believe (Subject to verification from oDesk) a job is placed on "hold" by oDesk if a problem problem exists. For example, the client's method of payment has failed. In addition, a client can "pause" a contract as denoted by "This contract has been paused by the client."

In this particular case, I suggest contacting oDesk Support by going to the oDesk Help Center

Edited 01/09/2015 RT/lwm