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    I am now concluding week 5 of my current contract.
    I have an agency. The agency is contracted to the consultancy. The consultancy has the end client.

    As per my contract I did a months work, got my timesheet signed by the PM (consultancy) and submitted my invoice.

    Then I got told I needed to be registered on an electronic timesheet system with the consultancy, and unless I did this the agency would not get paid.

    So reluctantly I did this. I cannot complete my electronic copy of the timesheet as I have not been set up properly and they are investigating. I understand from the PM this could take a while as they (the consultancy) are very beaurocratic.

    Meanwhile the agency are refusing to pay until they get paid.

    This is the first invoice mind.

    Having not had any money in since June, and we are now approaching mid October things are more than a little tight.

    Time to jump? Sue? Send the nutters round? Sit tight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
    So reluctantly I did this. I cannot complete my electronic copy of the timesheet as I have not been set up properly and they are investigating. I understand from the PM this could take a while as they (the consultancy) are very beaurocratic.
    Have you not been set up properly because the process is case and spelling sensitive? HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Have you not been set up properly because the process is case and spelling sensitive? HTH
    no, it's just pedantic and annoying

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    Alarm bells.

    The whole point about contracting through an agency is that you get paid whatever.


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    Sounds like the OP is going to get stitched right up. I would recommend he phones up the agent and make a big deal, ranting and raging over the phone before breaking down in tears & sobbing about how he hasn't been paid.

    That should sort it all out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    Alarm bells.

    The whole point about contracting through an agency is that you get paid whatever.


    That's what I thought. Right, time to jump.

    Good advice EO.
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    What does your contract say about being paid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Sounds like the OP is going to get stitched right up. I would recommend he phones up the agent and make a big deal, ranting and raging over the phone before breaking down in tears & sobbing about how he hasn't been paid.

    That should sort it all out.
    I am very highly strung today MF. And in my situation you would be too.
    For old times sake, helpful comments please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Animal View Post
    What does your contract say about being paid?
    Submission of a signed time sheet. That was my first card I played. Cut no ice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
    I am very highly strung today MF. And in my situation you would be too.
    For old times sake, helpful comments please?




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