I picked up a side job. Terms were agreed on. Payment up front and percentage of profits.
No money has been paid up front. Communication has been tenuous. I received a text message stating "I am beginning to get concerned about you, I'm going to have to track you down through your job".
The only attempts at communication from their end has been during my normal work hours (I don't answer the phone at work). And no answer when I try to contact them back. No response to my emails.
Ethically I feel I accepted this job I should see it through. But a part of me doesn't respond well to threats and says I should tell them to kick rocks. Any outside input? Anyone have to deal with a situation like this?
Like I said, I have received no compensation yet, so part of me feels like I owe the client nothing more than to fire them. I'm big on communication and shooting someone straight, and I feel like I deserve the same accommodations.