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Is it ethical to close a project where there is no output without any pay

I wanted to get some processing work done so I hired a freelancer for the same Before the contract started, I clearly mentioned 8 key things I want the code to do. I deposited the contract amount in ...
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Is it ok for an employee to claim credit for work done by contractor?

This is more of an ethical dilemma. I am working as a contractor for a state agency. For last few years, the top brass has changed and very arrogant people have stepped in. Their first order of ...
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Do all clients requests, some off them or none at all?

Let me start off by saying I made alot of mistakes on my end taking on a project. Now I am in a position where I have a software development project that is a bit of a nightmare and suffering from ...
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Billable hours when doing passive task

If I'm doing a passive task (i.e.: Generate & download a database dump), is ethical to pass that time as billable hours? I'm not working, but in that moment I can't do any other tasks for my work (...
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How to politely stop doing free work for people

I run a small consulting company, mostly paperwork for immigration, starting a business, and a range of other things. I quite often get a lot of people stopping by to ask questions, leaving, doing ...
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Is it unprofessional to approach a business, unsolicited, based upon technical problems you see on their website?

I don't know why it would be bad to approach a business per se, but there are times I am incredibly frustrated with sites I know are easily fixable. For example, a small Mom-and-Pop business whose ...
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How do I respond to someone wanting to “purchase” my reputation?

I answered a job posting on Upwork, and in response, "David Lee" asked me for my Skype ID. Because of a number of "issues" on my end, it took several days before we were both on Skype at the same ...
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Different world opinions with my client, quit or stay?

For few months I have been working for one client and after that time I have realized something, that was not visible at first sight - my client is a person, who dislike people of other race and ...
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Ensuring software modules I build aren't used for illegal purposes?

When freelancing with a client you know well or do not know well, when they ask you to develop your software functionality in independent modules that can be plugged into any project they create, how ...
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Who owns the excel template I made? (not legally, ethically)

For the current situation I would like to know if I am morally wrong, not whether I would win in a court room. So it's primarily opinion based, but that's the point: I don't believe I have done ...