Ongoing work of transcription of short audio files. Most files 15 to 30 minutes. This can lead to ongoing work.
“It is not fun to write and leave a poor review, but after many attempts to have this provider complete prepaid work, I have given up.
In short, provider stopped communicating with me after I prepaid for work.
The provider said she needed to get away due to personal reasons, but then never completed this project. I foolishly prepaid her, because the first part of the project went well. I will not post private PM conversations here, but I was assured of delivery, only to receive nothing.
All experiences on Elance have been very good to date, so I let my guard down a bit. Really disappointed to be basically stolen from. ”
“This issue has been resolved already. The client did not prepaid the work, as stated here (one of the misunderstanding we had). He is free to file an Elance dispute if that would be the case, and Elance would definitely side with him if it is true. I did ask permission that I would be away for a while because my mother died due to breast cancer, and he approved it. It took a while for me to mourn the loss, but I reviewed my work and made sure that everything is taken care of.
As this job is hourly (paid according to how long it would take me to complete the task), he was under the impression that it was prepaid. Also, I am not directly communicating to him but to his to his subordinate, his project manager, which might be the reason for this whole fiasco. All deliverables are already uploaded in their DropBox account, so the job is already complete.
Despite the fact that the issue has been resolved and the job has been completed according to the budget given, this feedback from him will not be changed or removed, as per Elance policy. However, I would assert that the project has been successful. ”