Tuesday, December 05, 2006

matter

Today at work was going great! Until I found out that I couldn't meet a client deadline. It was a ridiculously unreasonable deadline, allowing 1/7 of the time proposed to do the job, and we never committed fully to that deadline but we said we would try. Anybuns, I just found out that we can't make it.

It's a tough place. This client has demanded ridiculous deadlines before that we managed to meet, but this job is a completely different issue. So, do you break your back and your resources trying to accomodate this only to "teach" the client that they can do this every time you have a project? Or do you tell them no, and risk them trying to find someone else who's more accomodating? Now I'm waiting to hear back from the client.

My stomach is queasy.

Kevin helped remind me that since at this point it's out of my immediate control, I can't be worried about it. I mean, I can, but I can't. I sure do love that guy.

Oh waiting.

4 comments:

Jenni said...

Oh I hate it when that happens! It's like a ridiculous balancing act... no fun. Totally feel your pain.

Good luck -- hopefully the client will be understanding.

mbriscoe said...

Don't give in to the ridiculous timing! I did it one too many times and know people just expect me to do everything last minute.

mbriscoe said...

now, not know

becki said...

oh, and that day was my sister's birthday!!!!!