I've just had a bad project experience. I was a subcontract programmer of a subcontract software house. I've been assigned as a single developer to build an application.
During the development process, I suffered a rather severe illness which greatly decrease my ability to complete the project. My team leaders knew this condition very well since they visited me several times.
Despite the above condition, my team leaders didn't come with any solutions such as providing assistant programmer nor replace me with another programmer. Instead they keep pushed me to finish the job. The job was completed; however it was a few months late behind the deadline.
Now that the job was done, I had difficulties in getting my fee. It appears that my leaders blame me for the late completion. Yet, they still use my application as it is now online.
- What are common penalties for exceeding project deadlines?
- What are your opinion about my case? Do I still had a chance to claim my fee?