And now they are making all kinds of demands for me to do further work related to the hand-over.
The copyrights, liabilities, etc, etc, are all a big pile of murk. I want to be done. I thought I was done. I keep thinking I have done everything they requested, which I have, and then they keep changing the terms or adding to their list of requests with, “Well, we just assumed that of course you would also do this, that, or the other thing, so saw no need to mention that to you before 4.5 months after you walked out saying we’d made a good outcome to the project impossible.” I told them that I would not accept payment for the failed, fixed-bid project that had been a miserably managed, botched up time sink.
We just blew our very modest honeymoon savings on a recommended IP lawyer, and it wasn’t enough for him to be able to prepare a usable draft of a release if I meet their next b.s. set of requests. I’m still struggling financially after a business year-from-hell last year, working hard at ferocious debt pay down through piling whatever other straight employment work I can get my hands on.
I feel like small animals are eating my insides with this situation, and feel way, way out of my depth. And emotionally, mentally, physically, I feel I am on the wrong side of some personal limit or capacity in this situation.
The whole project turned into a gigantic pile mess, and everyone created the fuck-up. We are all to blame. But I raised alarm bells and warnings all along the way and they ignored them. I swear, they are just starting to clue in to what I have been warning them about for a year.