Hello! I've been working with a reporter for a few months. Not too long ago we had a rush job of over 200 pages that I worked overnight to complete. Other than that, most everything has been completed with a regular turn around. The last payment I received was in October. Here it is December, and I haven't been paid in about a month and a half. I understand and appreciate the possibility of not getting paid myself until the reporter gets paid. I get that; I accept that. The issue for me, however, is that I've turned away jobs from other reporters because the workload has been so steady from her, and I didn't want to be late getting a job back to her by taking on something from someone else. I'm owed approximately $1600 from this one reporter alone. I have very little money for Christmas because I've been working to save money so that I can get gifts for my family. I also understand that you can't get water from a stone, and I've been told that payments that are being sent are being post dated. I don't want to burn this bridge, but I'm feeling really stressed about money at this point. Have any of you run into this, and if so, how did you handle it?
I was scouting the site and ran into this message forum. I'm not sure this will reach you since I notice you posted it almost 3 years ago. At any rate, should you be reading this, I've come into the same problem as you. However, the difference with me is I just started working with this reporter and it's my first time getting paid from her. I scoped two jobs, one of which was an expedite, it was a very hard job, lots of steno and medical terminology. I completed it and now here I am 3 weeks later, no pay, no return phone calls/texts/emails. She basically has stood me up. Got her jobs and is not showing any signs of paying me. She emailed me to say she ran into a financial situation and would pay as soon as she could. I understand your stress and frustration. Does stuff like this happen alot?? It's a shame. You can't trust anyone.