• Report: #1105740

Complaint Review: Cesar Paredes

  • Submitted: Mon, December 09, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, December 09, 2013

  • Reported By: Jay — Chicago Illinois
Cesar Paredes
1223 Jenny Dr. Sycamore, Select State/Province USA

Cesar Paredes Cesar Paredes Algorithmic Trading Engineering Mr. Paredes promises a working partnership yet becomes, abrasive, arrogant, and downright threatening when things don't go his way. Sycamore Illinois

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: ALL emails and texts are saved and available to anyone who is reading this and cares about it, read them and then read his report and you will see that Jake is a liar.

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Mr. Paredes promises a working partnership yet becomes, abrasive, arrogant, and downright threatening when things don't go his way. I posted a Craigslist Advertisement offering a very simple partnership deal.  He was very much into the idea of my application I wanted to build. This partnership would be based on the fact that this is a side project and shouldn't be the sole project. This was agreed to by both parties. We also had a VERY explicit agreement that we both had signed, this agreement stated that we would keep everything that we created within this partnership, so neither of us could steal code and/or designs.

I met with him twice and things seemed to be going rather well. He was a .php coder, and was very much down on his luck and his wealth. He was looking to make money as this partnership would be split 40%-60% (him getting 60%). So going forward with the project I would be the sole designer and he would be the coder. I would be completing all of the designs, html, and css, while he would be handling the .php code for the backend. Very simple, except it wasn't.

We were going back and forth with designs, coding and the such for a few weeks and things were going good. Then after 3 days, literally 3 days of me not being logged into my facebook. He stated to me that he was done with the project and began a tirade of verbal insults against myself and my character. For no other reason that it wasn't "moving fast enough" for him. He messaged me at all hours of the day and night begging me to take down his few hundred lines of code, which was very odd considering it was demo code. Nothing that I could run with there. He also seemed to have forgotten our agreement that we signed as well.

So eventually I took down said code, and he left me a scathing voicemail saying how he would "take my designs" and "make something better" amongst very, VERY juvenile threats using words that began with "f" "a" "b" and "n". You get the point. He continued to text message me, email me, and call me with even more threats. And mind you, this was all over a simple partnership that he couldn't wait for. Once again, this was supposed to be a side project (MY side project at least), yet he still didn't quite comprehend it.

Don't ever, and I repeat, ever hire this person for any reason. He's an unstable, juvenile, sad individual. He WILL become very irate. He does not care about his craft, only about how fast he can make a product and ship it out to customers. I can only imagine how his previous clients must have handled him.

Mind you that I've censored 99% of what he's said to me, if you were to hear these obscenities you would never, EVER consider hiring him. Please remember that.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/09/2013 09:18 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Cesar-Paredes/Sycamore-Select-StateProvince-60178/Cesar-Paredes-Cesar-Paredes-Algorithmic-Trading-Engineering-Mr-Paredes-promises-a-workin-1105740. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

ALL emails and texts are saved and available to anyone who is reading this and cares about it, read them and then read his report and you will see that Jake is a liar.

AUTHOR: Cesar Pare - ()

This is a rebuttal of the “Ripoff” report filed by Jake Vorberg. I have all emails and text messages with Jake and I will gladly make them available to anyone interested, read them and then read his report and you will see that Jake is a liar.

I met Jake Vorberg after I responded to an ad of him looking for a person to develop the “backend” of a Web application. I have never gotten involved with random people from the Internet but decided to give it a try as a way to keep updated with emerging technologies and perhaps make a little money. At the time I engaged with Jake Vorberg I was waiting to begin a new job as an International Technical Sales Manager for a US manufacturer, the job was to start in 8 weeks, after the end of the company’s fiscal year. Earlier in my career I worked as a Web developer (I am an Engineer) and decided it would be fun to use those 8 weeks to engage in a side project with some potential. It would also give me the opportunity to practice some technical skills and satisfy my entrepreneurial spirit.

Jake said that he could have the “front end” of the Web application (a call analytics application) ready in two weeks. I noticed he was very young (he is 22) but since I, at that age, had already designed database-driven systems and already been making money as a Web designer (that’s how I paid for school) decided to give him a chance.

After a few weeks, it became obvious that Jake had no idea of how to work on a project or how to be a part of a team. His design skills were lacking much and there were many excuses. In his complaint, he says that I resigned after he was unavailable for “only” 3 days. After working on this for about 6 weeks, and after Jake not even producing 1 single Webpage, he decided to disappear, for longer than 3 days- again I have all emails and text messages for you to see-, and I decided to put an end to it. Any professional developer reading this would probably think I’m making this up because taking 6 weeks to produce a simple “dashboard” or start page for a Web application is inconceivable, especially if all you are doing is the graphics, no back-end code at all; I have the messages and emails to show it was so!

Jake then decided to block me out of the server and keep my work for himself, raising a red flag. This looked very much as a scam, where he would keep the code I had written and perhaps sell it or use it as his own. I had to raise a Copyright complain (DMCA) with the hosting company and have them remove my files because after days of asking Jake to do so (I emailed him once every day, send him a message once every day for a week) he would not respond. Login in to a server and deleting a file takes only 2 minutes. I suppose now, based on his report, that he was giving me the cold shoulder?

The decision to stop working with him was based on his constant excuses, lack of will to learn and work hard, his arrogance, and the lack of communication. Not on his lack of technical skills (I would have gladly taught him anything we wanted to learn about), but on his lack of motivation to improve and complete his work. He is still a kid, but engaging in a professional project by lies and misrepresentation (he did not have the skills he said he did) and then showing lack of motivation and lack of enthusiasm to learn is no way to conduct yourself.

ALL emails and texts are saved and available to anyone who is reading this and cares about it, read them and then read his report and you will see that Jake is a liar.

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