Originally Posted by Anchorhandler
Hi Paul, do you have access to the organisers T&C's (if they have any) and if so what does it state regarding payments? Some companies insist on up to 3 months before they will pay.
Was there a contract signed clearly stating you were on a retainer for any stand-by time?
I know of one such company - the last one I had to do it to, however my t&c specified 2 weeks terms as did my invoice, they still chose to use my services.
This company treat all their contractors big and small like this. The difference is I didn't care that they might not want my services again and indeed when they had the nerve to ask again for my services (via a 3rd party!) I told them 50% and expenses up front and they chose to go elsewhere. Suited me as I had no wish to work for them again anyway.
However they still operate under handed tactics when people/companies tender for their work, undercutting/specifying who the company personnel are/etc. I even know of an incident where a full time member of their staff was threatened with a bad reference if he didn't do as he was told!
I won't name them here however happy to via pm with details.
Anyway guess what I am saying is don't let them walk all over you.