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Well this doesn't sound good. Clients like this one really can make someone cringe. The sad part is, even after refusing to develop the project any further, there will always be someone that will take the job and will suffer same if not worse faith.
And wait a minute, the project is still in development, and the client has full access to it? Did he at least paid for part of it already? I'm very confused at this. Or is it still in development and live at the same time?
Just always remember. It's not a bug, it's a feature.
Pickman42110dDon't worry. You're not alone.
@EDWCode The client has acces to a technical preview.... Which he actually started using for production. We found out when he told us we couldn't wipe the db because it did not contain test data. Apparently, Mr. technical referent PhD told our client it was live already. So... Now I devel locally on my machine, run some tests, then it's straight to production!
...And yes, they are paying for a real production environment they will never use.
@soulsuke that's some bullshit. Where I work we specifically even mention in the contract that we are not responsable for any information loss if the client chooses to use application in production phase when the project is stored on our servers.
Or I'm just misunderstanding things and project is already on client server?
@soulsuke yeah, I get it, even tho there's no possible way that I personaly would even remotely agree to work that way.
I guess only solution would be to suck it up this time, cringe a little bit and learn from this for future projects.
Oh and btw. My standing on someone having a PhD is no bigger than on self thought junior. I don't care if someone is a school dropout, but learns on their own and is passionate about what they do or spends their years (or money) on some paper. Experience and hard work makes professionals.
@EDWCode I completely agree. TBH, we don't want to keep the client (unless they change referent) after this project.
Truth to be told, I think the guy though we could be bullied to do some free work because of certain names involved, and accepted our project proposal because of that. Probably has a lot of pressure himself.... Still, he sucks at this. Big time. I guess that's why no company ever hires him twice (you just need to read his LinkedIn profile and send a couple of messages to find out...).
At least we're getting paid well enough for a moderate amount of work.
gtexx5710dThe fact that he exists is a bug
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