FW: [Czechlist] Late delivery - resend
- Romana, but it always depends on what the purpose of the translation is. If
the client needed it e.g. for a meeting and you delivered it late, your
translation might have been useless. You would not pay for a wedding cake if
it came "just a few hours" after your reception, would you?
I am not an advocate of Czech agencies, but I am not sure that you always
find fair treatment "in the rest of the world". Also, if I were you I would
take it as a sign to start working for agencies "in your part of the
world"... as I did a couple of months for similar reasons.
Good luck with future assignments
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Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Czechlist] Late delivery - resend
I've had no direct communication with the agency and I won't. I am acting
only as an advisor to the middle(wo)man in this case. My question to you all
was about the basic principle: "Is it considered *normal* that Czech
entities may use the product of somebody's hard labour for their purposes
and to their benefit, without paying for it AT ALL because there was a fault
involved with regards to the delivery? If so, how do you communicate with
such an entity in a smart way to make them pay?"
In the rest of the world, it is very unlikely that payment would be rejected
completely in such a case. Normally, in my part of the world, a reasonable
discount (up to 25%) will fix such a problem immediately. That's why I was
surprised about the Czech agency's behaviour. They most certainly
I hope this clarifies the issue for you.
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Sent: Monday, 12 July 2010 7:22 PM
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I'm missing the point now. If Matej's answer has been the best, as you say,
does it help solve the problem? I must agree with Matej but he simply
describes good civilized manners.
As you described the situation in your original post, two weeks ago, is was
obvious you had tried to negotiate with them. Does this mean that you were
not polite talking to the agency or that you didn't admit your fault? One
way or another, you either already acted along the lines Matej suggests or
you didn't but you asked about something different at the beginning of this
thread: what you can do when negotiations have failed: "They do not want to
pay me AT ALL!"...
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