COMMENT RE: Amazon Posts Rebuttal…but Does Not Mention Cancer/Miscarriage Employee Accusations!?
Amazon has come to Cape Town, apparently to serve its southern Africa market. Our hard-won constitution contains a great deal of worker protection, though this is being undermined by the burgeoning out-sourcing habit, itself one of the causes of the current student revolt. It will be interesting to see if any news of Amazon’s behaviour here gets attention.
– Anne Taylor
COMMENT RE: A Positive Problem! Too Much Writing Work!
I so hear you on this. I also recently made a leap from Corporate America to the freelance writing world. If anything, I am working harder than I have in a long time BUT, like you, am choosing to work on what I want when I want – so the pressure is positive instead of negative. Glad to hear you got your freedom back!
– Jane Thomas
COMMENT RE: I Got Scammed!! I Submitted My Articles, and the Publisher Disappeared!
They still only own the work when they pay for it. Not paying is breaking the contract. If the contract is null and void, none of it is valid nor can be enforced. And if the ‘buyer’ has vanished, it’s unlikely to hit out at the writer. Sell your work to whoever will buy it. And if the scammer is offering it, get the site taken down.
– Anne Taylor
Before assuming the entire contract is null and void, have an attorney review it. Just because one clause is violated by one party does not necessarily mean the entire contract, or other parts of the contract, are automatically no longer in effect.
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