The stumbling blocks on the way
I have now been fully freelance for more than 6 months and the whole experience has definetely been a learning curve. It has been very hard work. It has not been smooth sailing.
I have come across numerous stumbling blocks along the way, not least of all MySelf, and I am learning a lot about my work, what I like and don’t like about it, and the people I have come across along the way.
I wish I could say they have all been lovely people. But, life throws many challenges at us as we go forward and one of those challenges, for me, has come in the form of people. People who are either challenging to work with or who are not completely honest in the way they live their lives or conduct their business. The long and the short of it is that I have had to take myself along to the public courts in Palma and denounce a certain someone who obviously knows no better and refused to pay me for months on end!
I shall save you all the gory details, the knock to confidence and the frustration that this situation caused, and say that, months later, now that I have put the matter into a judge’s hand I know this was just one of the bigger tests I have had to watch myself go through, and yes, it all happened for a reason.
The good news is that there is a very helpful service open to citizens in Spain which allows you to go along to the public courts and denounce such people for not paying you monies owed (provided you issued an official invoice of course) by means of a very simple process which involves filling out some forms and providing photocopies of your paperwork. I shall let you know in due course when I get my money and how it all finished up. At the moment I am feeling pleased and slightly proud of the civilised city I live in wherein I can denounce some of the ‘baddies’ without the services of a lawyer and at no further cost to my impoverished self.
The future is bright.