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367 0 30 days EOM - Yes Payment received: more or less on time ($1000?). (Will work for again: Yes) 1/20/2008
366 10 Net 30 - Always on time Payment received: yes (Average about US$ 1,500 per month). (Will work for again: Certainly) Excellent agency. Staff very considerate of translators. 10/13/2010
365 10 30, I think - Yes, usually Payment received: Usually late, ranging from a few days to nearly a month (Around 250 euros). (Will work for again: Yes) Very pleasant and friendly to work with - I do proofreading for them. They pay by PayPal and soon put things right if they have to be reminded. 11/7/2008
364 10 30 days end of month - Never received! Payment received: NO, Always late, 1 to 6 month delays (L 900.00). (Will work for again: Never again.) The company has a history of paying for little jobs (after unsigned cheques and lots of delays, such as our bookkeeper only comes in once a week, etc.) and then not paying for a large job (bounced cheques). They are also in the habit of closing down a company and then setting up a company with a slightly changed name. This avoids court actions and collection agency threats. (3rd-party info deleted) My advice is: Steer clear and give them a wide berth. 4/18/2007
363 10 30 days end of month - NO. See comments. Payment received: NO. ABOUT 5/6 MONTHS LATE, AND THANKS TO THE HELP OF FRIENDS WHO LIVE IN ITALY AND CALLED THE AGENCY AND MADE ALL NECESSARY STEPS UNTIL THEY GOT THE MONEY. (L 800.00). (Will work for again: Never again.) The company have a history of contacting translators and paying them for little jobs in the beginning and then placing larger jobs without paying. They also closed down their company when several creditors (translators) entered proceedings against them in court for thousands and thousands of pounds which were never paid. The next day they founded a new company with a slightly changed name and are in 'business' again. My advice is Steer Clear. 4/25/2007 0:00
362 10 30 days - never received Payment received: 5 days late (EU 800). (Will work for again: No) See www.freewebs.com/ababeware/ for the facts. No answer on any emails, John picks up the phone and says he'll jog Ken Dawes' memory -- he's the (ever elusive) guy (not) doing all the Payments. My advice: make them pay the full amount up front or don't work for them ever at all. 1/12/2006
361 10 30 days net - received a check then was cancelled Payment received: yes, always (? 365). (Will work for again: ABSOLUTELY, POSITEVELY NOT! (unless of course paid in advance) ) If you look all over the translators forums and web sites you'll find numerous translators who haven't been paid by this couple (John and Ken) and to whom they owe some considerable amount of money. I did not know about it and accepted a job but I asked them to pay me in advance, I received a check but was cancelled for Payment. This couple has been banned for good from Proz. They close one shop and reopen another. I was threatned with leagl actions for placing their agency (for the humptin time on Proz listing). No one seems to been able to get them shut down for fraud. They know about their rating and still have the guts to look for unaware translators 6/21/2008
360 10 60 days end of month - NO, never received. Payment received: paid immediately, even before the 14 days set as Payment terms by myself were over. (Euro 400 ). (Will work for again: Never again.) 7/26/2009
359 10 Don't remember - No, a couple months later Payment received: YES. (). (Will work for again: NO WAY) I accepted two projects and afterwards I found out they owe money to many people. Then they offered me a third project and I said I would be pleased to accept it as soon as I received Payment for the other two projects. I was lucky I got paid the following week, because they owe money to many people. They offered me a couple projects later, which I didn't accept with excuses. And two months ago they offered me another one and I answered that as they owe money to many translators, I would do the transllation if they paid me first. Their answer: No answer. 2/1/2010
358 5 30 days after delivery of transllation - YES Payment received: NO, up to two months late (over $3,000). (Will work for again: Yes) I've worked for this agency several times as a conference interpreter and they were always very helpful. 2/2/2007
357 6 Net 30 - Yes Payment received: No, bank transfer was paid on correct date but took 12 days to get to my bank. (thousands). (Will work for again: Yes) They are great to work with 2/20/2011
356 7 Net 30 - Yes, always in time Payment received: no, the first 4 invoices have been paid 3-4 month later, the last invoice (3rd june) has never been paid (Several thousands). (Will work for again: Yes. I've just finished a large project a week ago ) The project managers are excellent, ready to assist and very supportive of the translators. I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Hendzel in the last ATA Convention in Toronto and he impressed me as serious and extremely profesional. Always a pleasure working for them 4/13/2011
355 9 1 month after invoice date - Yes, always on time Payment received: Very late (tens of thousands). (Will work for again: am working on a project for them now) Project managers are great. Top management (Erika Noble, Kevin Hendzel, Randy Morgan) is great. 7/5/2005
354 10 30 days after delivery of service - YES Payment received: No, after 30 days I called, was told to send it again, must have gotten lost. Called back several times, was finally paid on 6/17 (over $3,000). (Will work for again: Yes) I've worked for this agency several times as a conference interpreter and they were always very helpful. 1/31/2007
353 10 Net 30, I believe - Yes Payment received: No, always late, usually by some 30 days, sometimes more (Thousands). (Will work for again: Yes) I have worked with several different project managers at ASET and all were professional and pleasant. Payment was never a problem. Owner Kevin Hendzel seems highly ethical. 8/14/2011
352 10 Net 30, I believe - Yes Payment received: No. Approx. 30 days and 10 days, for two jobs, respectively. (Thousands). (Will work for again: Yes) I have worked with several different project managers at ASET and all were professional and pleasant. Payment was never a problem. Owner Kevin Hendzel seems highly ethical. 8/15/2011
351 10 usually within 2 weeks - Yes Payment received: yes -7000. (Will work for again: Yes) I do not take care of much work for this agency just because I have other work to do whenever they call me. This is a good agency to work with. 6/27/2012
350 10 usually within 2 weeks - Yes Payment received: yes -7000. (Will work for again: Yes) I do not take care of much work for this agency just because I have other work to do whenever they call me. This is a good agency to work with. 6/26/2012
349 10 net 30 - NO, Payment received within 40 to 60 days Payment received: YES (several thousand USD ). (Will work for again: Yes, but I would accept more jobs is Payment was made within 30 days ) Yesterday, they offered me a job. I told them I was available but was a bit reluctant since they had not yet paid my previous invoice dated April 12 for the same final client and I aksed whether the same would happen with this job. They didn't give me the job and didn't even have the courtesy of answering my e-mail. 11/30/2010

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