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comment How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
:) When I said "margin" I didn't mean I'm making a loss - I just mean that I can't throw in extras now. I guess I meant "contingency". But I take your point anyways - I did slightly goof - and there's still plenty of time for this to be a happy ending (I hope!)
Nov
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comment How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
Thanks. I don't think anyone wants this project to fail (yet). But the guys in the middle seem to want to do the minimum amount of work. I don't know if that's through greed, laziness, or - more likely - just through accidental reasons. They do seem too busy for their own good and I guess they're stretched trying to keep lots of projects going. things go wrong - it happens. Thanks again for your advice.
Nov
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comment How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
Thanks... good advice all-round. One small problem is that I'm on fixed price and the client negotiated away my margin at the start of this project, so while I can fill in some gaps, I have to be firm that I can't just keep throwing time at this. (No need to reply to this here - I don't want this question turning into a debate forum - I just genuinely wanted to collect ideas/notes about what to do!)
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comment How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
Oooh - and no - there hasn't been a communication breakdown as such - we've talked all the way along and we're still talking lots now... but there is a shortage of action coming out of those talks. (If this relationship were the other way round... I'd be borrowing catchphrases from Alan Sugar)
Nov
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comment How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
I'm not sure that's entirely fair, Piskvor - Pepe does at least tell me to make sure I check the contract - that's something I don't mention in my question (I'm obsessed with my reputation...) - thanks for answering @Pepe - I'll check the t's&c's
Nov
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comment How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
Thanks - gathering that evidence is a good move - I'll make sure everything is coming to email as well as going through their project tracking system.
Nov
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comment How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
Thanks. I've done the "be nice" bit - now in the waiting... I admit there's a temptation to feel "pissed", but I'll try to avoid that animal instinct if I can. I'd rather not get drawn into "games" or "politics" if possible, let alone start them - in my dreams, I just want to write the code, do a great job and get hired back for future jobs at twice the rate. Causing noise probably won't achieve any of that...
Nov
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comment How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
Thanks - good advice all round, not least because worrying tends to becoming self-fulfilling. I am working real hard to make this happen - e.g. I've asked several times to get direct contact with the designers so I can work with them and get even partial designs, but I've so far gotten nowhere. I'll keep trying :)
Nov
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comment How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
:) I just looked through the pretty list down at the bottom - this is the most appropriate site I could see... but if this gets closed then I'll understand (I'll just go off and sulk)
Nov
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comment How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
I think it seemed as relevant as the other items on this tag programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/freelancing - I deliberately came here rather than so. Please don't make me ask on Quora!
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asked How to make sure I don't end up with the blame
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comment When porting code, must I follow the original license?
it's worth looking on SO - I've just linked another question for you
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answered When porting code, must I follow the original license?
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