Still no word from my friend about that awkward email I had to send her about the logo/website project (http://shellshokt.tumblr.com/post/13457266933/professional-advice#note-container). Either she’s pissed or super busy, but she usually replies pretty quickly.
Not happy. :(
RT @TequilaTears: When trying to lose weight, I imagine that every fork out there might have been in Nancy Grace’s mouth after she gangb …
I’m playing Trouble with my 4 year old niece. I can’t decide which of us is having the most trouble. She insists on counting her pawn in mid air (instead of counting spaces) and I’m having trouble repeating the instructions 15 times every turn.
I would be a horrible teacher.
Awkward email has been sent. I’ll just be twitching over here in the corner until she replies.
It never fails. Working with friends is ALWAYS a terrible idea. I need some advice on how to handle a situation I’ve found myself in.
Over the summer, a friend and her business partner hired me and my boyfriend to design a logo and website for their social media marketing business. Due to scheduling conflicts (on both ends) and trouble nailing down content, the project dragged on for nearly 3 months.
Over the course of the project her partner became increasingly frustrated with how long the website was taking. He seemed more concerned about going live than having a stable, quality product. Their site required hours and hours of backend programming to allow them full access to edit the content freely, without having to come to us for updates. It was a huge undertaking and this guy just didn’t seem to appreciate the fact that he was paying 1/4 of what he would have paid an agency. Anyway, things eventually came to a head and he ended up dissolving their partnership! The entire project came to an abrupt halt on the day that we were going to publish! It was a disaster.
My friend and her Dad (the financer) agreed to pay us in full for the work, because we had completed our end of the deal and had kept them in the loop during the entire process. We were in constant communication with them about the status of the project, all the while acknowledging how long it was taking. We busted our asses and they knew it.
Now…my friend has started a new venture and needs a logo and a “simple” website. The last communication with her Dad (when he agreed to send the final payment on the dead project) was “I hope you will take good care of [redacted] when she’s ready to start her new venture.” What the fuck does THAT mean?
I just started receiving emails about the new work, and there’s no mention of paying a deposit (which they know I require). The boyfriend and I are both under the impression that they are expecting us to do this work for free. After all, they were unable to use the site they paid us for, but that wasn’t our fault.
I need to determine the most professional (and friendly) way to approach this. It’s just so awkward. Do they have any right to expect a freebie this time?
If I wasn’t so completely broke right now, I wouldn’t even think twice. Rent is due in 3 days and we don’t have it…
Wait for meeeeeee!!! Is there any room on your wagon?
I just stumbled on a gem of a Facebook message. The 3 year long message thread pre-dates leaving my ex. I was telling this person about my drunken antics (with him), the night before.
These are excerpts:
“Also, I’m such a bad ass that I even managed to shave my legs first (after consuming 2 bottles of wine and crawling up 2 flights of stairs).
“…at least 3 times. Not bad in my condition.”
“P.S. the shaving occurred in the safety of our garden tub because standing in the shower was impossible. However, I almost killed the mood when he came in to check on me and caught me rinsing my back with a giant LEGO™(not kidding). I’d forgotten to grab a wash cloth and needed to rinse the bubbles off my back. The kids left it in there. It was within reach. It seemed completely reasonable at the time. It also worked like a charm.”
For ignoring posts that are limited to words. I can’t help but scroll my dash as fast as humanly possible to catch up on all the hotness.
WOW. You guys are gorgeous.
(and a whole lot braver than I am).
Yes. We are crazy like that.
I need to redeem myself for missing Walgreens ‘buy one get one’ sale on Happy Nappers!! I spotted the ad 15 min after the store closed. I’m the worst mommy ever…
If we survive Toys-R-Us, “Sprawl-Mart” is next. I don’t care what ends up in my cart, I’m just going for the people watching.the Dragon Happy Napper really for me