[consulting] General consultant's vent

Ayen Designs info at ayendesigns.com
Thu Aug 6 02:49:21 UTC 2009

Thanks, Dane. I agree. However, I probably wasn't overly kind (just 
polite), because what I failed to mention, is that typically when she's 
come up with the particular (and often peculiar) requirements, I haven't 
charged for the time I spend reading about it or chatting about it on 
#drupal...so I was even more hot, considering the time to read the 
e-mail and respond to it and then get the irate phone call would be more 
than the 30 minutes to begin with, for a couple hours work before I even 
get started. My fault for being too kind I suppose.

Dane Ensign wrote:

> Pardon me for chiming in here. When a client tells me that about a 3 
> hour estimate, flags go up. You know this already, but if you let them 
> bully you, whether intentionally or not, they will expect all sorts of 
> things. Stand your ground in that special way, that conveys 'Im the 
> professional here and you aren't' with kindness.
> On Aug 5, 2009, at 8:21 PM, Ayen Designs wrote:

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