I was hired as a freelance designer for a company that ended up being a crap show. No organization or communication, overworked/underpaid everyone, and lots of gossip behind the scenes. It was a miserable experience, and I quit shortly into it. During my last week, I was asked to upload everything I worked on to google drive and share it with them.
Me: I can absolutely upload! However, please be sure to download everything I upload ASAP as I do not have room on my drive to host these files long term. I will give you about a month to download everything before I delete them from my personal drive.
Client: Sounds good, will do.
FIVE MONTHS LATER. I gave them an extra four months and my drive was to capacity, so I emptied it.
Client: YOU DELETED ALL OF OUR FILES! WE HAVE NOTHING NOW! PLEASE RE-UPLOAD IMMEDIATELY AS WE NEED TO USE THEM ASAP! WHY WOULD YOU DELETE FILES IN FOLDERS YOU CREATED? THAT MEANS WE NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS!
I pretended to be shocked.
Turns out, not only did they NOT do as requested, but they were also adding all their new art and files to my PERSONAL FOLDERS and using them as the company drive. Why a company would depend on a former employee to host the only originals (as well as giving access to everything they do to a former employee) is beyond me. I almost want to say I no longer have the files, but unlike them, I know how to save.