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Have you ever shut down a project after verbally agreeing to do it, but before they sign the contract? I’m really torn, the project manager has been a nightmare and we’re on day two.

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Yep, did this right before the new year. I had verbally agreed to start right after NYE but was just sitting on the contract. Another agency (overall better and one I just vibed with more) swooped in late and wanted me to grab me from Jan-March. I said yes and immediately let the other spot know. I always play nice and tried to explain that it just didn’t seem like the right fit, I could tell they were a little pissed tho. As a freelancer, u gotta do what’s good for you. And realistically, this doesn’t happen that much. A freak occurrence. One slightly charred bridge is ok.

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They’ll get over it. After a while all ships turn over. Do it if it’s for the right reasons.

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You will probably get blacklisted at the first place. But maybe not. I’ve had a freelancer back out last minute but hired them later. But I think it was in another group (and we are friends).

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