Been at this for 5 weeks. Something i thought would take a week at max. Im trying to build my business and need to hire; Content writers Backlinkers After interviewing a bunch of would be candidates i chose a lady from Pakistan. I set the start date and though everything was a go. On the day she was suppose to start i never heard from her not until i sent two emails. On the 3rd day she tells me her son is sick in the hospital. Ok, no problem i was willing to wait. On the 5th day she tells me her son is getting better and she can devote 50% of her time to working for me. No response by the 7th day i terminated her contract. This position was still unfilled up until two days ago. I reviewed my list of previous hopefuls and hired another guy who was willing to work for me. He seemed like a cool guy. We agreed 40hrs p/w Fixed $$ amount. I agreed to pay him weekly. On the first day i hear nothing from the guy. Not until i send him two more emails trying to find out where he is. Then he sends me an email saying that he wants 50% up front. Err, no. Thats not what we agreed too. This is now the 3rd day and no reply. WTF!!! These people are so unreliable? Am i hiring from the wrong country? Pakistan and India? Should i be hiring those who work for for an agency? What is the problem? Why do they agree to something then never turn up to work?