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Re: Paused contract and client disappearing

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Deborah C Member Since: Oct 29, 2012
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Dear Odeskers,

 

what would you do? I was hired for a voiceover job, I did my job, the client was satisfied and assigned me some more voiceovers. I got paid, then he decided to pause the contract in order to recharge his credit card. 

 

I sent him, after some months, two messages, in order to have some info and ask him, if he still need my voiceovers.

 

Well, he never replied.

 

What would you do?

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Stephen B Member Since: Dec 4, 2012
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"He never replied"

 

That's your reply! Life is to short to wait around fior clients, so move on. If youwant him to close the contract, ask again in a week or so, and if still no reply then you can ask oDesk toi try and contact hime for yoiu - or you can close it yourself. The main thing is that you've been paid for all the work you did

 

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David G Member Since: Oct 6, 2011
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I wouldn't worry about it to much. You can even close it yourself if you want. If you choose to do this, I would write another email asking the client if he wants to close the account. Then tell him that you will do it if you don't hear from him within a couple of weeks.

 

I've had a job that's been open for a year and everytime I send an email about closing the contract, the client asks that I leave it open. I have no idea why since he doesn't seem to have any work for me.

 

Keep taking other jobs and if the client does have work for you at a later date, just tell him that you can do the job but you need to fit it into your schedule.Then tell him when you can have it done by.

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Dechille Ann Q Member Since: May 19, 2013
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Hi! 

 

Mr. David, I've read your post in this problem. I am inlightened because i had 3 paused contract and i don't know what to do. Now, you've given me an idea by your advice. Thank's much. 

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Deborah C Member Since: Oct 29, 2012
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Thanks for the answers. 

 

In fact I just wanted to close the contract by myself.  I am not waiting for him anymore, I am doing many other jobs, so that´s fortunately not the problem!

 

Also he simply doesn´t reply. I guess that he has obtained what he wanted and never got back to Odesk then.

 

 

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Marissa S Member Since: Feb 6, 2008
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Many reasons not worth thinking over... so simply move on.  I've got a paused contract and how funny that we're friends on Facebook.  Sometimes, I would like the client's posts, even me posting Happy Birthday.. w/c got acknowledged & liked.  But my message about Odesk?  Sound of silence.

 

Maybe, it's a rare case of selective amnesia lol Woman Very Happy

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Florence K Member Since: Nov 19, 2014
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Hi,

 

I have a similar problem and in my case the client has not yet paid me for the previous jobs I did. He keeps saying he is working on it. I am waiting for payment for jobs I did in September and was to be paid in October. Is there a way that I can actually make him pay what he owes?

 

Thanks.

 

Florence

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