I was hoping i could get some advice from here.
I have recently signed a contract to work for a company developing mobile apps.
The contract is full time but the client has not provided any work, so understandably they dont want to pay me for doing nothing.
I have raised the issue a few times but all i get told is "its coming, its coming", meanwhile i am not earning, nor am i available for other work. Basically i am carrying the loss of the company's client delays.
Now after 3 weeks i feel i am at the point where i cannot afford to wait any more. I am also rather unhappy to work for these people anymore as I don't think they appreciate what they are doing... or they are really smart and understand exactly what they are doing - minimising their costs but having a developer resource on hand when they need it.
In the first week i attended an all day meeting in another city so i can invoice for 1 day plus my expenses (1 train ticket).
If i quit now i don't think they will even give me that days pay. I have already lost more than 10 days pay so i am tempted to write it off.
I have gone through my contract and it says normal hours are 7.5 hours / 5 days a week, but it also mentions that there is a pro-rata rate on less time than that.
It is all through a recruitment agency and the contract is pretty tight in their favour, so i dont know if it is worth chasing (legally), perhaps i should write it off.
If i leave them they will probably loose the work they originally hired me for as they will not be able to do the work without a mobile developer, especially as their client vetted each person who was going to be involved.
I am worried that they would then legally come after me for leaving them in the lurch, since the contract says i cannot give notice, which seems a rather unfair term.
Any thoughts - is it just because i am annoyed that i want to pursue it in court, as i would have to suggest that it is an unfair contract, a much harder battle than clear breach of contract.