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Old 02-07-2017, 04:22 AM
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Hi everyone I've been working for them for the past month and a half. What do you advise I do now? I havent been paid yet for January, they did say it would be paid by March 7th. Do I out them and say I know how bad you are or hope I get paid? I dont feel inclined to do any further work for them. I got great reviews from clients too which sticks in my throat!! I'm based in Ireland and its very difficult to find any work from home opportunities here. Any advice? Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by louisep123 View Post
I'm based in Ireland and its very difficult to find any work from home opportunities here.
That's exactly what they are exploiting.

The best advice I had was from a friend. When I told him that The CV Centre were over a week late paying me, he told me not to perform another minute of work for them. I'd read this thread but I was still clinging to the hope that it would turn out OK and continuing to take orders. I'm really pleased I stopped when he advised me to and would advise others to do the same.

They didn't pay me for another 2 stressful months (in which I occurred a lot of overdraft and interest charges). The whole time I was praying the company wouldn't fold and leave me permanently out of pocket. My final payment took 5 months to come through.

How long are your orders taking you to compete on average? Even if they did pay on time, most of the orders take several hours, even for experienced writers. The 45 minute or less myth is just another one of their lies.

Hope you find something more legit!
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by louisep123 View Post
I'm based in Ireland and its very difficult to find any work from home opportunities here. Any advice? Thanks!
Have you tried Indeed Ireland yet?

Also check out:



Work From Home Jobs in Ireland from IrishJobs.ie

Remote jobs, careers - jobs.ie

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Old 02-20-2017, 02:11 PM
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I just noticed the message on here and thought I would add my advice. I left CV Centre last year. As far as I am aware the situation has been going on for almost 2 years now and doesn’t show much sign of improvement either.

For over a year, I put up with the late payments, I think the longest one was around 4 months. You only get paid if you send aggressive emails, payments usually follows shortly after.

I continued for so long in the hope that things would improve but delays in payments got worse. I knew I was taking the risk, as it doesn’t look great that a company can’t afford to pay writers, but it was the risk I had to take until I got something else. In the end, I decided it wasn’t worth the risk or stress, busting a gut for £12/13 per CV which does take at least 2 hours and then not get paid if they go under.
I would stop working for them now, but give the impression you will continue working once payments had been paid, even if you have no intention. If they know you are going to leave, they don’t have much incentive to pay you. I did exactly that and got payment and then handed my notice.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:05 AM
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Exclamation To all current, past and future freelance writers of the James Innes Group

To all current, past and future freelance writers of the James Innes Group,

It is absolutely correct to say that, starting in 2015 and heading into 2016, we experienced some highly regrettable and unacceptable issues which led to us being unable to meet our financial commitments to staff and writers. Our staff, writers and management team worked tirelessly from the outset to see these issues addressed and we are pleased to say that these problems are now unequivocally resolved. They are a thing of the past; everyone has now, to the best of our knowledge, been paid in full.

If any writer still feels that there is an invoice that has been left unpaid then please email us directly at writer.management@jamesinnes.com where you will be answered swiftly by a member of our management team who will investigate and, if indeed an amount is outstanding, I personally guarantee that it will be paid immediately.

The CV Centre, The Resume Centre and indeed the James Innes Group have been operating for nearly twenty years now, making us one of the oldest and most established businesses in this sector. In this time we have employed hundreds of brilliant freelance writers. We clearly would not be one of the longest-standing and most prominent businesses of our kind after so very many years if we did not take the payment of both our staff and our freelancers very, very seriously.

We are in the process of rolling out significant improvements to our writer system that will further improve upon the speed and efficiency of order completion and payment processing along with a wide array of new services that will help our clients tackle the ever-increasing pressures of today's job market.

We feel it is also important to note that a number of posts, especially some more recent ones, are not identifiably from our writers and may form part of a campaign against us by a third party or parties. Furthermore, a number of posts are, at best, ‘inaccurate’ and, at worst, highly defamatory – and have caused a lot of undue stress to members of staff who have been unacceptably targeted. We accept that there was a problem – and we have now resolved this problem. We do not intend to take legal action for any false and/or defamatory posts and we trust that the individuals concerned will now desist from behaving in this unwarranted manner.

James Innes
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