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Disgruntled Freelancers Plan to Drop $16 M. in Unpaid Invoices On the Steps on the New York State Senate

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Later this afternoon, members of the Freelancers Union are set to descend on the steps of the New York State Senate in Albany with “the world’s longest invoice.” They’re speaking literally (we checked).

Last month, the organization started a site to solicit outstanding bills from web developers, app designers, SEO consultants, and every other manner of contractual helper. (Sadly, it looks like the  $2,012.00 entry for  “dildo polishing,” has since been eliminated.) The grand total, which started at around $4 million, is already up to $15.9 million. And members are taking a print out with them upstate to “unfurl” down the steps at 2.15 pm. Read More

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World’s Longest Invoice, Launched Six Hours Ago, Already Has 114 Entries for Web Development

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A few months ago we brought you the story of Carlos “Storm” Martinez, just one of many non-paying clients commissioning work on the web. The woes of the freelancer are long. But worse than picky clients, schizophrenic clients, and clients with anger issues, are clients that don’t pay.

The World’s Longest Invoice, created by the Freelancer’s Union, debuted earlier today so freelancers can enter their unpaid invoices via a simple online form. The alleged unpaid bills amount to more than $4 million (though that includes one entry for a $2,012.00 “dildo polishing” which is possibly fake—though possibly not). Read More