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Contracting Agency: Escrow

Contracting Agency: Escrow

Contracting Agency: Escrow

(OP)
I have contracting agency that is trying to selling my services to a utility. The rate is good but from the review on glassdoor and indeed, it looks like people aren't getting paid or paid on time sometimes. I wouldn't mind the work but would like some guarantee that I am not going to get my last paycheck withheld. Is it unusual to ask for money to be put into escrow?

RE: Contracting Agency: Escrow

Why not contract directly with the utility?

Who is bad at paying, the utility or the agency?

RE: Contracting Agency: Escrow

If the agency did the initial contact, contracting directy with the utility would be improper.pipe

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RE: Contracting Agency: Escrow

(OP)
SW,

The agency is the one with bad reviews and I think it is because they are located in India.

I wouldn't have any hesitation with any utility because they might be slow but they don't play games.

RE: Contracting Agency: Escrow

Unless you are also based in India, I would stay far far away. Or insist the agency pay you up front on retainer.

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