I have worked as a freelance for 1 complete month in company XXX (end client in their building).
In my contract, it's written that I will get paid 30 days after my bill transmission.
I just received a call from my headhunter (intermediary) 1 hour ago informing that regarding some issues with some kind of weird context, I will be paid for this first complete month 60 days after.
Basically, what he told me:
Sorry Mik, but I learnt 20 minutes ago that company YYY don't want to sign a kind of paper REQUIRED for you to be paid in time.
I'm explaining: The guy preceding you, that you are replacing, was coming from company YYY.
YYY is used to be the master provider of tech profiles for company XXX.
They don't want to "retire" so quickly, like a kid that wants to take revenge. We make our possible to treat with them so that you will be paid in 60 days accurately.
If you are in trouble, we can split the payment so that you'll get 1/8 of the total in 30 days accurately.
Do you see any problem with that? Sorry again.
I want to keep good contacts but also I don't want to be "owned".
I would add that I have savings that would be secured me for two months, but I don't want to count on that.
How would you treat this case?
Should I "yell" or should I accept it as one of freelancing risk?