Aug 2, 2022 07:57:17 AM by Katarin S
What should I do if the client does not want to pay me money? I don't have a submit job button in the contract, I don't know what to do. He keeps writing that he will pay for the next month, but he has been saying that for a long time... how should I proceed?
Aug 2, 2022 08:02:50 AM by Sophie A
The project was for $10. Seems you have been paid $10. Budget is just a number unless it is funded properly.
Aug 2, 2022 08:30:59 AM by Katarin S
and now what should I do? I asked for milestones, but they won't approve them. Please what can I do?
Aug 2, 2022 08:35:22 AM by Martina P
Not much, you should only work or send work when the milestone is funded.
Aug 2, 2022 08:42:43 AM by Martina P
The budget amount is meaningless. Only what is funded in escrow counts.
Upwork will not do anything about that, this is between you and your client. You should have insisted the client fund the milestone before you do the work.
Aug 4, 2022 07:26:46 AM by Stepan A
actually, I'm noticing that Upwork encourages irresponsible behavior of the customers. This time it's especially remarkable. We have almost no protection against any illegal requests from the customers. Upwork tells - it's between you and your customer. But if you refuse - bad feedback and Upwork pessimist your JSS.
I hoped that upwork would remain an island of honor busines relatioinships, but it seems that the brutal pressure by powerful actors neglecting the rules is here too.
Sorry, just wanted to highlight a very important problem. If someone wants to violate the rules here - they can. The limit is almost only their imagination
Aug 4, 2022 07:51:58 AM by Preston H
re: "can't anything be done about it? it says $1000"
That does not matter.
It could say:
Aug 4, 2022 07:50:27 AM by Preston H
Budget does not count.
Money is escrow is what counts.