I was recommended by HAWK @feverbee to post to this community as in her words ‘would be right up your street’
here are some details
I have an issue with web developers time stretching on my project but it seems either impossible to prove because I am not a coder or nobody wants to admit this is normal practice.
I would just like your opinion on the following
Job details - Job posted on upwork.com. for 1 - 4 weeks at 40 hours per week. Time when I ended project. approx 8 weeks. Final cost $3500.
This time-stretching became more apparent as the project went on which for example instead of using the theme to create masonry grid view on my reports page they wrote code instead. It took me 15 mins to create what took them days to do! To support my claim I have approached another developer team for a quote for the same brief as the first as follows
They quote - $2100 to finish site in a time frame of 35 business days. 100% money back guarantee.
They have also used without change, image and webpage examples I sent them to illustrate what I wanted on the site. I believe they have copied the code (page inspection) and just pasted it to my project and passed it off as a days work, for example
Without the evaluation of a developer I feel I will surely lose this case as Upwork are quite simply ineffective in mediation. All they are doing is forwarding on messages between myself and the developers and are simply no help at all which protects their commission.
I can’t seem to get anyone to understand my point or I have no point?
To say I am deeply disappointed by this would be an understatement!