Dante: not sure where you're writing from, what state or even if it is the United States. But, most states, I'm in Maine, have Small Claims Courts. Here's a link to Small Claims information, in Maine. http://www.courts.state.me.us/smclaims/toc.html Obviously, you would have to deal w/ whatever state you're from, but it would be similar. Also, you, hopefully, could find something on-line. Perhaps just threatening to take them to Small Claims would be all the "heads-up" they would need, and that would make it very easy for you. best wishes, Donna dante wrote: > Try this one: > > A few weeks ago I went through a agency for some short term (I was told 3 > weeks) work at company X. > When I turned up at company X, I found that they only needed me for one week > only. > Ok, I thought, not what I wanted - but more stuff for my CV & a small amount > of cash. > After 3 days I had finished the work they had allocated for me to do (site > maintainence & update work on 3 sites), so they told me to take 1 day off & > they would have more work for me to do as soon as it was organised by the > creative director. > On the last day I was there, I was told that they liked my work so much they > wanted me to come back the next week & to call to verify what days. > > Since then I've been getting the run-around from them: "Sorry, he's in a > meeting/on the phone/out of the office etc." > Then I found out from the agency I've been working through that company X > had used 2 other web designers in 3 weeks & had told them all the same > story. They have since hired some poor twit from off the street. Needless to > say the agency was as pissed as I am & won't have anything else to do with > this company. > > To add insult to injury company X haven't yet payed me for the work that I > did for them (4 weeks ago now) & have ignored all the invoices I've been > sending them. > I'm not sure that legal action or a collection agency is warrented with > amounts this small, so I'll prob'ly have to forget it if they don't pay up. > > Thanks for reading my rave. > > dante > > p.s. > Have a look a some of my flash stuff. > www.vianet.net.au/~dante/flash/flash.html Not finished > yet > www.vianet.net.au/~dante/portfolio/flashwork.html > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Donna Jones: 207.772.0266 Home Site: http://www.westendwebs.com Have you been to the hunger site ( http://thehungersite.com/ ) today?