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Thread poster: Milva
Local time: 22:22
French to German
Apr 21, 2004

I'm not very good in English. I'm a French to German translator. But I will try in English.

I did some word for a translation agency in Sitzerland. (amount a little bit more than 400 EUR).
This was in June and July 2003.

When I sent the first remind two month later, they told me, that four of their main clients gone broke and that it would take them still some weeks to pay my invoice.

I said, that some more weeks were OK. Three month later, I wrote them and asked when they would be able to pay exactly, because this "some weeks" had already past. I only wanted to know the exact date.

But there was no answer at all. Nore for the other 3 Mails that I sent.

So I decided to phone them. There was a woman on the phone who said that the bookkeeper was in the office only on Thursdays.
So I phoned once more on Thursday. There was another woman on the phone who told me, that the bookkeeper wasn't in the Office on thursday ... and so on.

Now its april... nearly 10 month.

None of my letters or e-mails was answered. The women on the phones weren't in charge of anything and didn't know anything.

What shall I do?

It's not a huge amount but I did good work and I think it isn't nice to give NO ANSWER AT ALL. That's why I want to insist on the money.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:22
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I will contact you directly... Apr 21, 2004 German.

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