Back in December 2009 (13th to be exact) I did a job for Tescos Redditch for the launch of the Iphone on Tesco mobile, it was not a big job, £190.00 to be precise. My brief was simple and the job was installed and I was to be paid on the day from petty cash so I took the invoice with me, completed the job, handed over my invoice and was told that as the store was now closed they could not get the money, OK I said not a problem just sent me a chq or I can email my bank details over for BACS payment. . I have done quite a few jobs for Tescos around the country and each time been paid upon completion on the presentation of a full VAT invoice. Their excuse is that I have no PO Number on the invoice, of course I don’t, they did not issue me with a PO Number as it was a COD job and I should have been paid there and then. The frustrating part about this is that I have had to deal with India with a ping pong of about 45 emails but then at the beginning of September I see light at the end of the tunnel, an email from the Redditch store relayed to me from India stating that the invoice was signed off at store level, Yipee..
It’s now 24th November 2010 and I’ve still not been paid and as for Tescos profits, well “Every Little Help”