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Subject: FLASH: Dilemma
From: Brian
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 15:18:36 +0100

I have a bit of a dilemma that I would like to get some advice about.

I have the chance to produce a presentation in Flash for a client who's
looking to get it done by April 24th. Basically it doesn't sound like a
particularly over-the-top hard job per se, but I'm still a bit of a newbie
when it comes to Flash - in particular the programming aspects of it. But I
figured if nothing else I have a friend who knows Flash real well and this
list to act as resources should I run into trouble.

The main problem, however, is that I asked for what I considered a typical
freelancing payment deal - a third down up front, another third at some
milesone point, and the rest upon completion of the project. This was
rejected by the client, and from the best information I have it seems like
as if I wouldn't see a dime for my efforts until the project was completed.
This is a company who has a service that ranks third in the world (it
involves software that bundles e-mail, voice-mail and faxes into one
integrated accessible area, namely Microsoft Outlook), and I've visited
their offices, so they're for real as far as I can tell, and they have their
own system set in place to ensure fairness to both sides of a deal such as
the one I'm debating entering into.

But I have a wife and three kids (and a cat) and I've been laid off since
December and freelancing is a hard business and quite frankly, I don't think
I need to settle for not getting something up front so I can feed these
people and pay some bills.

What opinion does anyone have here?

-Brian Matthews

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