Because of a client’s micromanagement, a job took an extra month to complete. I ask for my extra month’s pay, he pretends not to receive the bill and pushes back pay time. After two reminders he gets his accountant to call me.
Client’s accountant: We judge your work to be unprofessional and not on par with our expectations. We judge the project to be worth (price of initial quote), not one penny more.
Me: Your client constantly changed his mind over the course of the project and did not complain while I working with him. I told him the extra features he demanded would cost more for my time, and he agreed.
Client’s accountant: Yeah, I know, he’s the worst. Honestly, he bugged me into calling you to say he won’t pay the extra, but I’ll get him to call you. This isn’t in my pay grade.
You’ve got to love it when you’re not the only person hating a client from hell. He ruined both our days.