So I started a position that was to be part time, not contract but on the books. Which was new for me but the first bit was to be contract for the "probation period".
I did my job, got told I was doing a good job, had a fellow developer that looked over my code in house to double check to see if things were built as they should have been. Got the okay.
I got offered a job closer to home. This job I was at had been a month and I hadn't been taken off probation nor had the owner out together my contract as I had asked him and reminded him several times.
I let him know I would not be coming back. I was offered a position elsewhere and needed to take it as it was best for me at this time. Convenience, money, work load, etx. He wasn't happy. But accepted it. I billed him for my time spent the last 2 weeks prior and he replied 3 days later asking me why I was invoicing? That my work was sub par, and costing him $ to redevelop my project.
I explained exactly what I just told you all. That it had been looked over, was good, ran by him and the other developer and things were good to go. He denies it? Claims it wasn't and decided I should reduce my invoice. So I did. Few hundred dollars.
He then informs me that my actions cost his small business 250k? In late / lost clients (it has been 2 weeks, this was last night). That he is going to be taking legal action?
My question is:
Is this even possible!? Lol
1: no contract...
2: confirmed my work was well done on more than one occasion
3: I offered when I told him I wouldn't be coming back that if he needed me to freelance a bit until he can replace me, I would be more than happy to do so.
What do you think about this?
What should I do?
Is he just blowing smoke? Trying to get me to withdrawal the invoice that is now 2 weeks unpaid past the date he was to pay?
Any info would be good.