I was working with a trading
card game company, providing them some of my illustrations for one
of their games. I signed on in February, the deadline was on March and I gave
them all the images on time. They had said they were in a hurry, and willing to
pay me soon, but still made me wait for a month before sending me corrections
Client: Hey there! We need some corrections on image 2, 3 and the
blade on image 4.
Me: No problem.
Me: (same day) Corrections done and sent!
Client: Checking them out, I’ll tell you when everything is checked
and approved as soon as possible
I didn’t hear anything for another
Me: Hey, any news? It’s May and I haven’t heard anything from you.
Client: Oh yeah! Sorry, you need to correct the blade on image 4.
Me: I already did it, see?
I resend the altered image.
Client: Oh, let me check it out.
I don’t hear back at all for months.
Finally, I write them back at the beginning of August.
Me: I’ve done all the work on deadline, and I’ve been waiting
months for any update or payment on work I gave you in April. What happened?
Client: Oh yeah! Sorry. My boss is telling me that you have to
correct the blade on image 4.
Me: I’ve already made that correction and sent it to you. Twice.
But I’ll resend it again.
Client: Oh. Let me check it out.
I don’t hear back for two weeks. Finally I get in touch with the boss and
arrange to be paid for my work. They pay me, but ask if I will still make one
final correction. I agree.
Client: Ok here is the correction that you have to do now that we
have paid you.
Me: Of course. What is it?
Client: You need to correct the blade on image 4.
The whole time, they were checking the original files I sent. For months.
They had never even seen the corrections I made in APRIL.