Month ago i hire UK coder for my project (customize my wordpress + some extra script), but he some how convince me convert to custom CMS, i agree .....
He request 50% upfront and 50% complete, but i prefer another way, so we break the job to two part (1/3 n 2/3) n 3 part payment, i pay upfront for 1/3. when he finish 1/3 then we continue on second part and i pay another 1/3 .... basically he get more then 50% before complete and i pay less for start up ......


He promise me first part should be finish in 7 day but until now is 21 day, nothing send to me yet other then some code (which i'm not sure is working or not, but very sure is not main source) .......
I try to communicate with him, talk to him everyday, but he just blame coding ain't easy n bla, everyday ask me to wait, he will show me something in next few hour, but fail every time until three day ago, he show me something that run on his server (yes this is what i want + some bug fixing), i don't have trust with him anymore, so i asked him to upload everything to my server for me to inspect the code and verify it ..... but it take him two day still can't upload anything ....

When i request refund (14day), he said he spend a lot time doing it, he won't refund me anything, but on our agreement, i should have first part script running, not some code which can't run, he told me his hourly rate is 45 dollar, he already spend more then that on it .... but my script just ain't work .....

Is not only money lose, worst my time too, i have to stay awake (he on GMT1 and i'm GMT+8), yes awake for last 21 day, everyday he sure have some minor question to ask, if i can't reply him on the time, he find him self another excuse to delay for another day ....