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Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
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Nov 11, 2012

And if so, did it help?

I am just curious to know.

Gudrun


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Tom in London
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Yes Nov 11, 2012

Gudrun Wolfrath wrote:

And if so, did it help?

I am just curious to know.

Gudrun


.. and it was very helpful. I got paid.


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Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
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That was quick, Tom. Nov 11, 2012

Thank you.

I hope it also works in my case. I made an entry in the BB as well to warn others.

Have a nice Sunday.

Gudrun


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svenfrade  Identity Verified
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Yes... Nov 11, 2012

... twice, a few years ago. I got paid very quickly after that.

I hope it will work equally well for you, Gudrun.

[Edited at 2012-11-11 10:51 GMT]


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Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
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Thank you, inkweaver. Nov 11, 2012

That is reassuring.
Gudrun


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Tom in London
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The main thing... Nov 11, 2012

Gudrun Wolfrath wrote:

Thank you.

I hope it also works in my case. I made an entry in the BB as well to warn others.

Have a nice Sunday.

Gudrun



...is that if the non-payer offers to pay, in exchange for you removing your negative BB comment, agree. Then when you receive payment, add an *even more negative* BB comment.

That kind of dishonesty + blackmail on the part of a non-payer deserves the most severe response.


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Helen Shiner  Identity Verified
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Another yes Nov 11, 2012

I was paid the next day.

And with Tom fully on the blackmail aspect.

[Edited at 2012-11-11 11:07 GMT]


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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
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Another yes for Tom Nov 11, 2012

... because it worked, every time.

The problem is how the WWA options are phrased. I would definitely work for any of those problematic payers any time... if only they paid me cash in advance!

Most of them had extremely pleasant and professional PMs, however their accounts payable department was thoroughly nonfunctional.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Not yet Nov 11, 2012

Gudrun Wolfrath wrote:

And if so, did it help?

I am just curious to know.

Gudrun


Thank you, Gudrun, for raising this question.

Thus far I haven't sent such a report, but I will do it now based on our colleagues' positive reponses.

And I fully agree with Tom. Bad business conduct merits... negative BB entries.


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DCM Linguistics  Identity Verified
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Yes Nov 11, 2012

Once. And I got paid very fast after that

I'm sure it will work in your case as well. Good luck!


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Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
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Thanks... Nov 11, 2012

...I love your overwhelming response.

You made my day!

Gudrun


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xxxchristela
Yes and no Nov 11, 2012

I only reported in excessive cases, three up to now. One company paid in full 18 months later and without relationship with the complaints. They are doing fine now. From what other translators told, I understand that they now have inhouse translators and do not subcontract anymore (they can't!).
The second one paid me after a long while, but I was one of the luckiest ones, several dozens of translators are still waiting. They took them to court. The BB was very useful here, because they could contact each other.
The third company went bankrupt, so payment will be impossible.


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Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
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Interesting, Nov 11, 2012

Christela.

Yes, a BB entry is always useful sooner or later.

By the way, this agency has a few entries, all of them being positive (5) - up to now.

Gudrun


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Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
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Three or four times Nov 11, 2012

Three or four times, and like other colleagues, I was paid almost immediately.

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Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
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Thank you all. Nov 11, 2012

The BB entry is online now. I keep you posted.

Gudrun


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