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C0D4615202yThis is where you DONT hand over the code, unless you can remotely destroy it.
Once they have the code, your fucked if they don’t pay, ALWAYS and I can’t stress this enough, demo it with test data (even if it’s their data) in an environment YOU control, once payment received then you do final handover.
Otherwise if you know the system it’s running on have the script do it’s job then make a shell call to delete the script once it’s finished.
@gintko like I said, I learnt it the hard way. And yes, the contract specifies every single thing, including an annexure. Unfortunately being a student in India and filing suits don't go hand-in-hand from my experience, none of the ppl I turned to could provide me with a handy reference :(
@gintko yep, I'll issue another notice with the portal and then start with it, it's high time these bitches realise work doesn't come in free even from interns!
Sometimes I wonder how these people live with themselves
fml892972yYou don’t Hand out Code before being paid.
Run your code on your machines and if the opposite party wants to have it make them pay your bill and then hand over your code and stuff.
Nanos101982ySomeone I know who is now quite rich, solved this common problem in business of non-paying customers.
They hire people whose entire job is making sure other people pay.
They always pay..
I tend to solve this issue by making people pay up front, and then they get a refund if necessary.
(I don't think its ever been necessary, and if they don't' want to pay up front, then you don't want to do business with them!)
I once built a fully fledged React web app for a client. The supposed entrepreneur in charge of the company, defaulted on payment and the terms of my employment.
I quit the job, and told him I would shut down the web app, is I did not receive payment in a week. I checked back 9 days later, and the dick had locked me out of his cPanel. He tried to fuck me over.
I smiled, deleted the repo from Github and Netlify, and went for a smoke. The fucking fool did not know I only linked a subdomain to where I had the code, away from his website.
Morale of the story: Do not trust business men. FUCK THEM OVER, BEFORE THEY FUCK YOU OVER. The end.