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Lyra Silvertongue lyraslvrtnge at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 07:03:24 PST 2015

Thanks again guys for all the helpful tips.  I think I am going to pursue
at least two of them.  Hopefully it will resolve the issue.  It's not a
massive amount of money, just enough to make a difference a pay a few bills
but it's really a shame and really really not cool that someone so out
there could pull something like this.

On Monday, February 16, 2015, Dean Hamstead <dean at fragfest.com.au> wrote:

>  The benefits of the cloud business model become apparent.
> No pay? no service.
> Dean
> On 2015-02-16 12:44, yary wrote:
> If it gets to 90 days you could report the business to Dun & Bradstreet,
> make it harder for them to get loans in the future. Seems a more
> business-like way of getting a feeling of satisfaction.
> The only non-payment I can think of for my small consulting business was
> due to the Four Star fraud & bankruptcy, and after a decade or so we got
> back about 1% of what we were originally owed. Better than nothing.
>  -y
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 1:24 PM, Mike Friedman <frimicc at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','frimicc at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>> IANAL, but if it's a decent amount of money, you should probably get one.
>> Personally, I wouldn't stop at emailing to ask for payment of your
>> invoice. Phone calls are more forceful and letters through the mail, with
>> copies that you keep as a record, are even better. Be sure not to threaten
>> him with disclosure of his activities or you could be in legal trouble for
>> slander. (Even if you're in the right. The law is very definitely on the
>> side of the employer in this sort of case.)
>> I agree that "outing" him in a public forum probably won't help either
>> your reputation or get you your money. It'd feel good for a little bit, but
>> is likely not worth it in the end.
>> As with any other contract dispute, a lawyer is going to be your best
>> next option here.
>> I'm sorry this happened to you and even more sorry that our culture today
>> won't let you give him the public shaming he may deserve. :-( I hope you
>> can at least get paid, though.
>> Best of luck!
>> -- Michael Friedman
>> ______________________________
>> Michael Friedman
>> frimicc at gmail.com <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','frimicc at gmail.com');>
>> > On Feb 14, 2015, at 1:52 PM, Lyra Silvertongue <lyraslvrtnge at gmail.com
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','lyraslvrtnge at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hey guys, im just looking for a little advice.  I recently did a very
>> short contract for a company with a really unsavory character as its C.O.
>> .  Not only was he really unprofessional in his behavior but after the
>> contract was ended and I asked about my last invoice I got complete
>> silence.  I have sent a few emails including one with the invoice and have
>> gotten nothing back.  Im unsure how to proceed if he wont pay me.  I feel
>> like I cant  put the word out either as it would only reflect poorly on me
>> as he is well known in the perl world.  But because of his behavior I worry
>> that I cant have been the only one this has happened to.  Any advice?
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