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Weekly salary?

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Diana K Member Since: Jul 29, 2019
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I hired a freelancer advertising $10 an hour and at the end of week billing there was a charge for a weekly salary of $240. Is this in error? I had no such stipulation in the contract.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "I hired a freelancer advertising $10 an hour and at the end of week billing there was a charge for a weekly salary of $240. Is this in error? I had no such stipulation in the contract."

 

Diana:

There IS a weekly stipend ("weekly salary") setting in the clients-side interface which clients use to set up a contract. on occasion, clients accidentally click a button - thinking it means something else - that puts this into effect. You're not the first client to run into this situation.

 

I don't think you can remove the stipend from the current contract. But you CAN create a new contract, and look out for that box, and don't click it.

 

As for the amount already charged, you will want to look at your contract settings, to confirm that this was what happened. Send a screenshot to the freelancer. Apologize for the mistake, and ask her to send a refund in the amount of the weekly stipend.

 

Tell her that after she does that, you'll be setting up a new hourly contract WITHOUT the stipend.

 

Read this:

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211067938-Pay-for-Hourly-Contracts

 

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Diana K Member Since: Jul 29, 2019
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Thank you for your quick response. I will follow your advice. Thanks again.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Diana K wrote:

I hired a freelancer advertising $10 an hour and at the end of week billing there was a charge for a weekly salary of $240. Is this in error? I had no such stipulation in the contract.


You set that up while creating the contract....  you went to "advanced options" and added a figure above the place where it told you that it is in addition to any hourly charges.

 

The way to fix it is to end the contract as it is, ask the freelancer to refund the $ 240, and set up a new hourly contract, NOT clicking on any advanced options and NOT setting any weekly salary.


You aren't the first client to have made that mistake and probably won't be the last...

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