Just Got Fired

Philippines
September 21, 2010 7:21am CST
After 2 long weeks of waiting for my writer level upgrade,a surprised shocked the writer in me. I just got fired. I was just following the instructions of the client which happens to oppose that of the sites rules. They should not have allowed the client to give instructions that are against their TOS in the first place. I really feel sad about it. Actually I am mad. Well I do hope they would send me the payments for the projects I did for them. The amount is more than $25. Geez.. To much for my plan to save money for Christmas. Atleast I could spend more time here in mylot.
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23 responses
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
you got the right attitude going in you..keep it up :-)
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• China
21 Sep 10
Is not it, then you should try this
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
Well dear online jobs have ups and downs but don't despair I am sure you can recover sooner or later. There are other opportunities around so don't lose hope. If one door closes then certainly many windows will be opened for you. So be of good cheers my friend!
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
I am really hopeful that other opportunities would come my way and this will happen soon. I still hope that they would pay me though. 25$ is still 25$. That's already enough to buy a cake or something special for Christmas dinner.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
21 Sep 10
Wow, that sucks! I am so sorry that happened to you, but don't give up!
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
it really feels bad. I do hope I get another online job soon.
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
Sorry for that, well i just wish that you receive your previous earnings from them. Yeah, its true that christmas is coming and we really need extra cash so many things to buy hahah. Well its good that you're still here in mylot 100% sure you will not fire here =)
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
Well,the good thing about this loss is that I would be able to spen more time here in mylot. A trusted and fair site that will never ever accuse you of bad things you are not commiting.
@joram328 (504)
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
Hi! I was in a similar situation before and mine was also one of the worse moments in my writing career because the website accused me of plagiarizing, where I was actually just following the client's instructions for her assignments. And then again, in another situation, I was paid short of what I was supposed to receive. The reason? The client gave me a negative feedback. And what was the complaint I asked. The site could not provide me any. The online site received a tongue lashing from me because they should mediate between the client and the online worker, and they definitely neglected seeing my side of the picture. Anyway, so much for the verbal affront, I still wasn't able to get my payment (sigh!) In another instance, the client just vanished and ran away with the paper i wrote. I was demanding for my payment (I made the paper last June yet) and up to now they could not contact the client - what did they expect anyway? so again, i was on the losing end. sigh again :( anyway, thanks for letting me rant. I hope you're okay now. I'm sure there will be better opportunities for you soon. cheer up my friend!
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
Your first story was the very same thing I experienced with this writing site. I believe that a clients wish is a command when it comes to writing, so I just don't get it when writing sites accuse you with things you are not doing just to please the clients both of you (the site and you) wants to please. I know I will get over with this loss in time. Actually, it might not be my loss at all but theirs instead.
@careasl (260)
• United States
21 Sep 10
Sorry about your job loss. There are a few writing jobs that you can apply for online if you're interested, you chould check into Demand Studios, Freelance Writing gigs, and Helium. You can also join Fiverr, it's a site that allows you to post things that you are willing to do for $5.00.
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
I have already tried fever and unluckily did not got any job from it. I will check out demand studios page and see if it would work for me. Thanks for the tips.
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
21 Sep 10
i'm really sorry to hear that.... well yeah Christmas is coming and a lot of people's budget is tight, well at least you know you're not the only one.... I just hope things will turn out well and for the better for all of us here. Good luck....
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
I am still hoping to get another descent job that has no conflicting TOS. I am still very sad about the loss because I really put my heart and soul in writing. I hope they would pay me still.
@carolscash (9503)
• United States
26 Sep 10
Sorry to hear of your job loss. I sure hope that you can find another one soon that will allow you to write and earn money. I find that I enjoy writing for Associated Content and that it is one of the best paying sites that I have found online. I am sure that there are jobs out there if you know what you are doing. Let us know if you find a new job.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
22 Sep 10
Wow. I am so sorry to hear this. Hope you find something else soon!
• India
22 Sep 10
People over here have already told you enough sorry(s) that you got fired. Now start planning for what has to be done next. There are very few sites that really pay and even if they the amount is too little for worth the time. This is what have always experienced. You seem to have good writing skills. You can also think of tutoring etc. They really pay well. All the best!!!
@tammytwo (4305)
• United States
22 Sep 10
I am sorry to hear you have been fired from one of those sites. I haven't done much writing online for any of them. I have been afraid to put too much effort into my work and have people say they don't accept it. Maybe you will find something else to replace that income.
@oscar6 (1939)
• United States
22 Sep 10
wow that is just stupid of them! You seem to be a great writer and I dont know why they would fire you if it wasnt your fault. Have you tried sending the site an email explaining your side? If not it would be worth a try. As for christmas money, you can check out my blog, the link is on my mylot profile page, for a list of sites that will earn you the money you need. I hope your luck turns around. Best, oscar6
• United States
22 Sep 10
You wouldn't happen to be talking about Fiverr would you? I got "fired" so to speak off that account because I wasn't following their TOS either, but I was just doing what a buyer wanted me to do ! I was rather upset so I can definitely feel your pain. I hope that you can find another gig! Have you heard of Associated Content?
• Hong Kong
22 Sep 10
Think positive.. First, you can spend more time on mylot. And you can learn how to spend wisely. An wish you find a better job later
@CatGods (4599)
• United States
22 Sep 10
See that's exactly why I refuse to write for other people. I feel that if I am going to write, I'm going to write about what I want to write about. None of this re-write stuff or non-payment issues. Maybe you should consider working for yourself instead of working for some one else.
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
21 Sep 10
First of all, why would you follow a client instructions if you knew it was against the TOS? I don't know what site this was, but if I were you, I would have contacted the administration and make a complaint.
@jane239 (521)
21 Sep 10
With all of my writing work, I keep copies of it saved on my computer so if I don't get paid from someone, which hasn't happened yet thankfully, I can use the work for another site. As far as I'm concerned, if someone doesn't pay for something, then I retain the copyright so I can use my article for where I like. Sorry that your writing job hasn't work out but there are loads of others, you might like to try something like Digital Journal, Helium or Newsvine.
• Canada
21 Sep 10
Sorry to hear that. Getting fired from any job can be disheartening They should be sending you any payments that you are entitled to unless there was something in a contract that would prevent you from being paid for being fired.
• United States
21 Sep 10
Sorry to hear about you losing your job. The way things are today with the economy, its really tough trying to keep a job and even trying to make extra money. I feel your pain, I was fired from my job a couple months ago and its not easy trying to make ends meet. Hopefully you can see the positive in this. This will give you more time to look for other, better paying jobs. You'll probably find something much better than that. Dont worry. Keep your head up!