What do I do if I didn't get a retainer?

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QOTD from Patricia: "Need opinion: I got an email yesterday from someone interested in hiring me for a Class reunion. They hired me for the job, without a retainer!!! I told them that I would need reasonable amount of prepaid packages to make it worth my time. Now I have the worst belly ache....and Im stressing about it. I posted it on the group wall with a paypal link for them to prepay the $25 package, and posted it on the event as well. It has been up for 8hrs, and no show of interest at all. How do I get out of this mess??? What should I tell the person who hired me?? How long should I wait before I cancel due to lack of interest??? Please help!"

 Dave: DONT wait, if they were keen they would have sorted it

Shanna-Kaye: I would email them and say that you need XX amount of packages paid by the evening, or you regret to inform that the shoot will be cancleed.

Katrina: Did they sign a contract with you? Is there anything in your contract about requiring certain retainer amounts and whatnot? I would contact the person who hired you, and let them know that if you don't have X packages pre-booked or a non-refundable retainer fee by 2 weeks prior to the date, then you will have to pass the date on to another client. Good luck!

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