I got a call from a GC stating they were in a emergency situation and needed a electrician ASAP. I drive a hour to the location. The original electrician did some rookie work and did not complete the original scope of work. I ended up working at project for almost a week. I did find all the issues and the job was completed. I asked about payment and was told they write checks on Fridays. It was Sunday so had to wait a week. Friday comes around and I ask where and how do I get my check and was told to go by their office after 2 PM. The lady from the office called saying she had some paperwork for me to fill out. W-9 which no problem then there was a Annual Subcontractor agreement before they can give me my check. No one told me anything about having to fill out this paperwork. I refused to sign so they said they could not release my check until I do. Their agreement basically takes all responsibility off of them and puts it on me. I even went to bid a second job with them and still no one said anything about this contract.
The job was in Dallas.
I had shared with them my issue was this should had been addressed before I started on the job not after. The office lady I am dealing with agree 100% that they dropped the ball. She had said she and their team came up with a solution and would send a rep to me with my check. I ask what the solution was and would dodge the question. Come to find out she was going to sent the same documents that I refused to sign on Friday. I feel this is disrespectful and not how you conduct business. I add already had my W-9 filled out and in hand for them with zero issues with that. I was hoping thing could be handled and move on. I will start a demand letter today. Then move forward from here. Thank you so much for your time and help!!