Jump to content

Clients from Hell

Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
    1,115
  • comments
    2
  • views
    3,626

I worked on a translation job with this client. When we started in November, I informed him that I...

Sign in to follow this  
Lenigrast

64 views

I worked on a translation job with this client. When we started in November, I informed him that I wouldn’t be working from Christmas to New Year’s because I was taking time off to visit family.

Me: I just want to let you know that’s my schedule up front. If that doesn’t work for you, you should probably hire someone else. I can get you a finished translation by January 10, but no earlier than that. Is that acceptable?

Client: That should work fine. The deadline isn’t urgent.

Since he agreed to that, I started work on the project. When the holidays rolled around, I took my time off and didn’t check my work email because I was with my family. When I did log in on January 2, I saw this message.

Client: Please get back to work. I need this finished by the 6th.

Me: I’m sorry, but we already agreed on the 10th as a final date. I’m on track for that deadline, but can’t reasonably finish by the 6th.

Client: It has been a nightmare working with you. You insist on taking all this time off and prolonging this project – I can’t believe how lazy you are. I won’t ever contact you again with more work – you’re very skilled, but this highly unprofessional. 

 

Want to know if freelancing is for you? 


Source: Clients from Hell

Sign in to follow this  


0 Comments


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Stop being a peeping tom and join the community.... we got cookies

Join the crew now

Sign in

Already part of the crew? Board right here

Sign In Now

×