I hired a chemist the end of last year. We did a non-disclosure agreement as well as a contract. This chemist was paid half of the fee I was quoted in November and it was agreed upon that I would pay the other half within sixty days.
I was given a timeline of an estimate of about eight weeks. Thus far we have spoken three to four times via the phone. I did not contact this person during the holiday season out of respect, but in January sent two emails with no response. When I called I was told that the holidays held up the ingredients ordered. I understood, but made it clear that the lack of communication made me a bit uncomfortable. I was promised samples in January when I made the first call. I was promised follow-up emails to let me know where things stand every Friday (that was on 2/9). Since then I have not received any follow-up emails. I was promised sample again five weeks ago then an email saying they would go out early March and I would receive a tracking number. I sent an email at the end if that week requesting the tracking number. The response was one sentence saying "I have the stomach flu". Mind you when I sent an extensive email about the lack of follow-up and samples I was told that this person had the flu.
I have already paid a this chemists fee in full which is a few thousand dollars. All my attempts via email and phone calls have been ignored. Any feedback you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.