NBC Universal and Nielsen Want Your Money, Too
And for the people who want to argue that discount for early payment is normal business, I'll say that it is, but here's what is considered normal:
- The service provider is the one offering the discount because that fits into its business plan.
- The service provider sets its own rates and doesn't have to ask, "And what do you pay for this?" So its rates can reflect a more realistic view of what a discounted fee would have to be to remain worth the work. It also sets fees to recognize the many companies that don't pay in a timely manner.
- The service provider also has late penalty fees, so if the client doesn't pay on time, more gets tacked on - like 2.5 percent a month or so.
- What doesn't happen is a
fucking cheap-assedfinancially conservative megacorporation setting rates that haven't moved in so many years that archaeologists line up to study themrecognize the economic pressures on today's business, and then putting a gun to someone's headholding payments for long periods of time to twist people's armsconvince freelancers to take a discount.