The title of this post refers to having been stiffed, robbed, jilted, and treated poorly by The Place I wrote for over the summer. To recap, I was asked back in June to develop an online book chapter on lung cancer for a continuing medical education website. I wrote the chapter. I submitted it knowing I'd have to do some editing but needing feedback from the MD consultant on the project. That was August. September 9 was the last correspondence from The Place, acknowledging receipt of the chapter, reference materials, and chapter test questions. I e-mailed The Place before heading to LA. I e-mailed The Place to let them know my holiday schedule in late September and through October. I called and e-mailed The Place in October and throughout November. I have received no response by either medium. Ergo I've been stiffed for $1200.
I have a contract with The Place. Tomorrow I'm going to re-read that contract and call one of two friends, either my friend the contract attorney or my friend the litigator.