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Enterprise Client - Unfunded milestone

prachi163
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This is my first experience working (or not yet?!) with an enterprise client.

Here's what happened: They sent an invite, I accepted the interview, then they sent an offer. Then, immediately, someone called a Classification Manager (CM) messaged me that they need to check this offer to see everything is fine before I accept it. A few minutes later, they tell me I can go ahead and accept it. 

 

I go to the accept link and it lets me review the budget and I accept it. It's only when the contract is started that I notice the milestone isn't funded (facepalm!).

 

When I bring this to the notice of the CM, they very unhelpfully send me the link to the "getting paid on fixed price" article on Upwork.

 

So, I am stuck with an open contract, a 3-day turnaround, no escrow. 

 

I know it's my fault - but accepting the offer was a little different. And I believed this was a safe contract with all that "accept only after we check" thing.

 

Should I be worried?

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petra_r
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Prachi T wrote:

 

Should I be worried?


No, with Enterprise clients (ONLY) it's fine. They are on different terms. Do the work, you will get paid.

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petra_r
Community Guru

Prachi T wrote:

 

Should I be worried?


No, with Enterprise clients (ONLY) it's fine. They are on different terms. Do the work, you will get paid.

Thank you!

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