I’d been doing blog articles for a company for some time. They’d been late paying on a number of occasions, in part because they still mailed checks instead of e-transfers. When they did eventually switch over, it was night and day – I got paid within three weeks of submitting an invoice (which, sadly, was pretty good for them).
Then one day I got an email:
Client: We’re shifting back to mailing checks for payroll purposes.
“Maybe it will be okay” I thought. “Maybe they’re just saving some accounting money this way, and they’ll still pay on time.”
The next time I received payment was FOUR MONTHS LATE, and was “in the mail” for at least two of those. I swear they just changed back to get away with late payment.