Re: contingent payment

Subject: Re: contingent payment
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 06:16:28 -0800 (PST)

> I am considering entering into an agreement to do
> technical research and
> writing for a governmental entity. (non-US,) Payment
> for my services is
> conditioned upon acceptance and the usefulness of my
> work. Such
> determination would be made within 10 days after
> submission of each
> phase. There is a substantial amount of work
> involved and we have agreed
> that my work would be done in phases, so that no
> more than a few
> thousand dollars would be at risk at any time. I was
> wondering if anyone
> here has had any experience. Please don't bother to
> warn me about the
> danger of not being paid. I am fully aware of that.
> I was hoping to hear
> some real life experiences and whether in any part
> of the world it is not an unusual arrangement.

I've never entered such an agreement, but it seems
sound and interesting. I'd give it a go, if you can
afford the gamble, and see if your first submission
hooks a check. If so, groovy. If not, well, start
casting into a different pond.

Goober Writer
(because life is too short to be inept)

"As soon as you hear the phrase "studies show",
immediately put a hand on your wallet and cover your groin."
-- Geoff Hart

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