I'll first of all, fill you in with some information about what's happening for me at the mo. I have GCSEs, as I'm in year eleven, which strangely involves lots of coursework and exams, here and there, no control over what free time I have or anything. I also have one e-commerce client, who I've mentioned quite a bit before, about his arrogance and wanting me to eat, sleep and breathe their company, to get the site live before Christmas. This may not sound unreasonable, but how does two months for a 400+ page site sound?! Anyway, they know want a new site putting together, and being launched today, right now, this second (yes, I'm on DF instead). But realistically, this project won't take days, it'll take many weeks, and even longer with my exams. I picked up lotsa ways to tell the client to, quite plainly, f*ck off (best one being "no, is an answer"), but as I'm in the middle of my three year contract with them, I can't say anything but "I'm having some family troubles so I can't complete the site for a few more weeks." My initial plan for this was to work away at the site without getting pushed by the clients, but then I realised the reason I'm saying it, is because I have exams! My big questions are... How do I actually say no to them? How can I help their business but not flunk my GCSEs? Can I sack them? The third one in particular is on my mind. I've been thinking about it alot. At the start of the deal, I sent over a contract with all my work details on (how many hours I worked a week, blah blah blah), and they agreed to it. They then paid me Â£1400 to get the job done, which I did, for about 2 weeks before they had to go to Barbados, so I had to pull the site down. Anyway, my point is, they didn't actually sign the contract, and neither did I. Does this mean that I have a loophole out, or does it mean that they've paid me and I have no choice but to do the work? Thanks guys, really appreciate it. Sorry if i sound like a prize twat.