Poll: Have any of your clients delayed payment "due to Covid-19"?
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Jun 29, 2020

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have any of your clients delayed payment "due to Covid-19"?".

This poll was originally submitted by Elías Sauza. View the poll results »

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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:17
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Other Jun 29, 2020

One client - who would not dream of going over the due date - asked for a 10% reduction in rates, which I refused, and I hope other colleagues did. The client's rates are OK, but definitely not high in the first place. Translators still have to pay their bills too!

As I had only done a very small amount of work for them that month and 10% was negligible, I suggested giving them an extra month's credit, which they accepted.

Yetta Jensen Bogarde
Elodie Bonnafous
Philippe Etienne

neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:17
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Other Jun 29, 2020

As there are only two options allowed, I answered Yes, because one of my clients hasn't paid a couple of my bills from earlier this year, but it is a small company and they often pay late or "when they can". Their customary tardiness may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown, but I don't really know. I should probably send them a reminder this week before July/August kicks in...

Yetta Jensen Bogarde

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:17
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2 clients Jun 29, 2020

Two clients requested a delay. I'm more concerned about clients not sending work than clients who do sent work but taking longer to pay.

Reiko Arakawa
Angus Stewart
Christine Andersen
Aline Amorim
Florian Stauber
Elodie Bonnafous
Valeria Zichaeus Lombardi

Chris S  Identity Verified
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I’d like to see them try... Jun 29, 2020

It’s not really an option for clients who literally print their own money!


Teresa Borges
Local time: 15:17
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No Jun 29, 2020

All my clients have been paying on time; one even paid a small invoice sooner than usual just before the lockdown.

Elena Feriani

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:17
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No Jun 29, 2020

The payments came in right on/even before the due date.


Iwona Budzynska MCIL
Մեծ Բրիտանիա
Local time: 15:17
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No issues at all Jun 29, 2020

.. and if anything, I had a client sending money before the due date to show their support!

Teresa Borges

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:17
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No Jun 29, 2020

Many used the argument to reduce the volume of jobs, some tried to reduce the rates (which didn't work, of course), but none delayed payments or used the COVID excuse to try that. Business online has not been affected. As a matter of fact, it has likely grown a bit.


Sanjin Grandić  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:17
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15 days delay from one client Jun 29, 2020

Just one client asked to pay two weeks later than the usual 15 days agreement upon delivery. I accepted and received the funds only 10 days later after all.
Another asked me if I was willing to reduce my rate per word. I blacklisted him.


Philip Lees  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:17
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Off topic pedantry Jun 30, 2020

Grrrrr! Adverbial use of "due to". Grrrrr!

I don't owe any money to Covid-19 and I'm pretty sure none of my clients do either.


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