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Tuesday's #1160032
08/13/18 06:35 PM
08/13/18 06:35 PM
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Calera, Oklahoma
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I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.

~Robert Benchley~
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More Clients from Hell


"I want a website that WOWs me. It should be better than NOKIA’s. My budget is $200."

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Client: Sorry, we don’t sign contracts for non-physical assets.

Guess I’ll just provide you “non-labor” then.

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I design and make custom dance outfits. One client, upon realising that I not only wanted to be paid for the materials but also insisted on being paid an hourly fee (as per the contract they had already signed) gave me some suspect career advice:

Client: You could waive that fee if your deadbeat husband just worked a little harder. Why should I pay you to do your hobby?

1. This is my actual job, not just a hobby. These costumes pay my bills.
2. I don’t have a husband.

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Client: Hey we moved to a new web host, but we want you to keep all the hard parts of the website running – we just won’t pay you for it.

Me: Uhh… Well, you were a long-time client so we can keep it up going for a short period until you can fully transition.

Six months go by…

Client: Hey can you make a few changes to the site?

Me: You mean the one I’m hosting for free while you “transition”?

Client: Yeah.

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Client: Will you be finishing up by Monday? I promise I will send you the full amount by next week.

How about I’ll be finished the moment you actually pay me?

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My classmates and I were approached by a client that wanted one of us to work for them over the summer.

Client: We won’t be able to pay you.

Me: Oh, you don’t have the money?

Client: We have the money. It just wouldn’t be ethical.

Me: …?

We didn’t get an explanation as to why, and even though we turned them down (obviously) now it keeps me up at night wondering what they meant.

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A past client reached out to me in relation to an ongoing copywriting project. The gig involved writing copy-perfect sales emails for clients on a weekly basis. I expressed an interest, and the client added me to their system.

Two days later I find my personal Facebook profile added to a group chat. The chat was discussing the naming surrounding a new brand.

I reached out to the client and asked for clarification.

Me: Why am I involved in the brand name here? This is a separate service worth $250 minimum. We’ve talked about emails, but nothing about concept generation or brand ideation.

Client: Well the other copywriters inside that group do that sh*t for free because they know they will get paid for life.

Client: Don’t worry about writing for any of my clients - anyone inside of my business aims to go above and beyond, that should be the mentality of anyone who represents us, it’s why we are growing so fast. We’re a half a million dollar company within the first 12 months, and we didn’t get here by having a scarcity mindset like that.

Client: thanks but we’ll go our seperate [sic] ways.

Client: PS because of that $250, you just lost potentially $20k+ a year

Me: …

For the record, this is the same “half a million dollar company” that tried to short out on a $900 invoice because they “just don’t have that kind of cash right now”.

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"Why, I’m not gonna pay you! You’re just a kid, it’s your passion! You don’t need money!"

— Some idiot who saw me drawing at a convention and wanted me to draw him.

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Yesterday I was asked to do some promo graphics for a local guitar store. He wanted 6 different guitar-shaped stickers, 3 separate t-shirt designs (all of which involved varying levels of copyright infringement), an advertisement for a local magazine, and several web graphics for his online site.

I told him I was open to some trade since I’m a player, too.

Client: So be nice to me on price, I’m just a little guy! I was thinking we could swap for a string change and guitar setup.

That’s the equivalent of about $35. Also, I can do that myself.

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"I understand your request for a contract, however this is not a contractual gig. You’ll just have to trust me that I pay on time."

— NOPE

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Me: (Fixes clients computer problem for the agreed price in a couple minutes)

Client: You only did a few minutes of work! That’s not worth $50.

Me: Price sheet is right here. You agreed to it. Also, I fixed your computer, so…

Client: I’m not paying for that, you hardly did anything!

Me: Well you won’t get your device back until you pay, so good luck with that.

Client: You can’t do that!

Me: I can when a sh---y client doesn’t pay for work they couldn’t do themselves.

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I’m currently looking for entry-level editing jobs — I’ve got a lot of experience, but nothing I can actually put on a resume, which means a lot of scouring Craigslist, Upwork, etc. I found a job for editing a sci-fi/fantasy novel that looked right up my alley, which was great until the issue of “price” came up.

Client: Payment would be in the form of being listed as Co-Author and splitting any profits from the sale of the book and/or movie rights.

Sigh.

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"It’s your own fault that you trust your customers. Next time you should demand payment in advance."

— Good advice from a bad person who didn’t pay me.

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Client: I saw a painting I wanted but the price was $300. I’d never pay that much for a piece of art. That’s outrageous. I took a picture of it and want you to paint it for me.

Me: That’s not a bad price for an original painting. My price would be much higher.

Client: Then just do it digitally so it won’t cost you anything.

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Never again will I make the mistake of not looking at my check before I leave a meeting. When I get home from a meeting with the client, I pull out the check to e-deposit it; and notice it’s short by more than $60. I shoot her a text:

Me: My check is a $X short of what we agreed on. Can you drop off a check at my office as soon as possible please? I’ll be holding onto the work I was supposed to send over this evening until the balance is paid.

Client: Please send work product now, I’ll pay the balance on your next check in 2 weeks.

Me: I can’t send anything over until the balance is paid. Sorry, but this is pretty standard in the industry.

Client: Hold off on all further work. I will mail the check. We will be ending it here for now.

Me: Okay… as soon as I receive the check I’ll send over the files.

So… she fired me because I called you out on blatantly trying to short me? At the meeting she said “I’ve rounded your hours up a bit to give you a little bonus.” So obviously she knew what she was doing. She was just hoping I wouldn’t say anything.

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Client: Can you do [X] for us?

Me: You’re paying me to do [Y], not [X]. [X] Is a separate service that I charge for.

Client: Oh well I don’t mean right now. Just whenever you have some free time.

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Good morning everyboomie. hamster


I am loving my weather right this moment. All day in fact. penguin


I woke up to heavy rain, and it tapered off shortly after I got up. We went to the park, and then enjoyed the cloudy cool day until 4:00 when it got so dark I had to turn a light on. Then the sky opened up with a really heavy rain that lasted about an hour. dance


I don't know it there's any flash flooding, but it might be worth it to check out the creek the next cool day we have. yay


It's 72 degrees right now and as I said I'm loving it. yes


I hope you had a cool day, and a happy Tuesday as well. rah


joe


There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.

William Butler Yeats
Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160041
08/13/18 08:41 PM
08/13/18 08:41 PM
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Rockland
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Well Joe, really happy for you that you are enjoying cooler weather and rain, here we had decent weather last week, but today Hot and Humid and will last for at least another 3 days. Lets see, who was complaining about COOL weather, would really like to ship it their way.
Take care Joe and to all of you, I hope you had a good Monday.

Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160049
08/13/18 09:58 PM
08/13/18 09:58 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 78,307
In the Naughty Corner
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yay Joe! Glad the rain dance i did for you, worked! lol Hope you have successful hunting!

Starcom, have a happy day! Warm and sticky here too! I love it though!

Have a happy day all! Training another new employee today so it'll be fun!

Ana wave


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Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160050
08/13/18 10:15 PM
08/13/18 10:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 125
Thrudvanger
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I played Unavowed today, and I have to go to bed since I'm getting tired. I'm looking forward to playing the rest of the game. I'm also looking forward to The Walking Dead Season 4. I'm typing this on venus's computer, since she's letting me type my post before she signs in to type hers.

I have another day off tomorrow. I hope I get the chance to play The Walking Dead tomorrow, but if not, I'll probably play more Unavowed since venus wants to play the episode first. I'm on a roll now as I have 105 posts. Nothing can stop me from getting the other 896 posts (and I didn't use a calculator at all to figure that out). grin


"Is there anybody there? Am I alone . . . in this place? Can you see me? Can you hear me? SHOW me you are here!"
Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160056
08/13/18 10:30 PM
08/13/18 10:30 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,379
Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
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Congratulations on finally getting all the rain you wanted, Joe! happydance

Hope it doesn't get too hot for you, Starcom, and have a great Tuesday.

Have fun training the new employee, Ana. thumbsup

Thorsgoats decided my computer was preferable to his tonight. lol Glad you're enjoying Unavowed, Thorsgoats. thumbsup The Walking Dead 4 looks really great also from what I've seen of the previews. luck on the rest of your posts! Looks like you only have 894 to go now. grin

It's Monday night here, and I'm off to sleep. I have 4 stores again tomorrow. Then, when I get home, I'm locking myself away to play The Walking Dead. grin I'm hoping it will be available to download before I leave for work. If not, I'll have to download it when I get back.

Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday. summer


Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160063
08/14/18 12:07 AM
08/14/18 12:07 AM
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Rockland
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Ana, good luck with the Training
Venus: don't work too hard so you can enjoy playing the game.
Thorsgoats: now you are putting pressure on me, I will have to hurry car to get to a thousand before you smile

Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160070
08/14/18 04:41 AM
08/14/18 04:41 AM
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Marlborough USA
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Good Morning Joe, Starcom, Ana, Thorsgoats, venus and all. Joe we had lots of rain yesterday afternoon. It poured buckets! House stayed cooled with the rain and heavy dark clouds. Today hubby and I take our neighbor to her doctor appointment. She lives alone and has difficulty getting around. We get her groceries for her every week because she can't get around to well.

Starcom hope you can stay cool today. Ana enjoy your day. Thorsgoats slow and steady and before you know it you'll reach 1001 posts! Venus one day closer to another long weekend for you! Coffee and tea are ready.
summer Wishing you all a Great Day! summer


Gerry
Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160074
08/14/18 05:48 AM
08/14/18 05:48 AM
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winter springs fl.
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Good morning everyone, have a Super Tuesday. Hot and Humid here, and will be for at least another 2 months. Dinner, Dancing, and Karaoke at 8-8 Panda tonight. Danish, Eggs, Grits, Hash Browns, BB Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, French Toast, and Birthday Cupcakes for Midge in the NC. summer


Connie
Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160112
08/14/18 10:33 AM
08/14/18 10:33 AM
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Alabama
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Terrific Tuesday ya'll puppy

Busy day today....off to make smoothies and feed everyone. Wishing you each a wonderful day wavegirl


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras
Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160117
08/14/18 11:00 AM
08/14/18 11:00 AM
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San Diego, CA
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Humid day. I'm soooo tired of fighting ants! Ants in the kitchen sink, bathroom, last night on the living room floor eating a 'Cherrio' that my friend dropped. Amazing how they can find food in less than an hour. More ants this morning outside on the deck. Everywhere I stepped, ants were running up my legs. Ugh! Not on the feeding table for the Outdoorsies, but that will be next. Usually they find one table leg to climb and then start the trail. Can't figure out why they were all spread out all over the place. Maybe some animal came by and disturbed the trail and then they scattered. Gonna figure it out. Sprayed a little (don't like to do too much because of the little furry guys.) Hate ants. Crawly, tickly and they bite. Just a little nip probably tasting me to see if I'm good. Hate that.

HUMID again. Yesterday gave us some hope of cooler and drier weather but this morning it's humid early and I feel like doing nothing except sit in front of my fan. Gotta get a break sometime. We are not used to humid/hot around here at all for extended times. Lots of wildfires breaking out. Happily, the fire guys are all over them and things are quickly contained. I'm on guard with all the dry grass around my neighborhood. I keep mine trimmed down, but some of the others with huge empty back lots like mine just let them grown high. Might be time to alert our local fire department so they can remind the owners before we get some kids playing with matches or an arsonist skunk or cat. Ya never know. rotfl


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Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160162
08/14/18 07:05 PM
08/14/18 07:05 PM
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Usually in an Alabama Tree
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Tootin Toosday everyone laugh

Home again home again survived the day at work and looking forward to a delicious dinner that WOM whipped up happydance

have a wonderful evening

wave2


Dan
To learn, read...To know, write...To master, teach...To live, play games & listen to whale music
Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160183
08/14/18 09:52 PM
08/14/18 09:52 PM
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Venus, now it should be 892. I only have 78 more to go, at least at my past rate. I'll try to do better. grin

Starcom, I'm sure you'll get there well before me. lol

Kaki's Sister, I'm trying. grin

I'm playing Unavowed now and hoping to get to The Walking Dead soon. I'm going to sleep now, since I have to work tomorrow. I will be dreaming of fire mages and zombies. zombie


"Is there anybody there? Am I alone . . . in this place? Can you see me? Can you hear me? SHOW me you are here!"
Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1] #1160195
08/14/18 11:17 PM
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Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
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Good night, everyone. sleep


Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
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