Join Date: Mar 2013
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I wouldn't put up with it.
I would send them and the client a notice, a bill, a demand letter complete with nonrefundable added fees, and immediately put them on hold ang begin legal collection processes. But, I'm funny like that. I don't care how much work they give me or how much it costs me. If the bid was approved and paid, and a reasonable amount of time had passed, a judge would decide it.
In most cases these companies are not even licensed or registered to operate or sub in your state, that's a pretty big strike against them right off the bat.
Don't get me wrong though, if its $50 or something, I would find a creative way to make it up. If it's real money they would find out very quickly that my little war of attrition would end up costing them a lot more.
All of these companies might seem like they have the upper hand, but they all have a weak spot, or something to hide.