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    Deadlines

    I'm frustrated as heck. I'm having to deal with a person who has absolutely no concept of what a "deadline" really means in the real world.

    Or the term "default" for that matter.

    Causing totally unnecessary stress in my life!

    This should have been such a smooth end-of-month

    Bloody pampered corporate twerp.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Phew! Made it anyway.

    That's the closest month end run I've had in a while. I absolutely hate having to rely on money coming on the day.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    Bloody pampered corporate twerp.
    I'm sure a man of your calibre can come up with a better insult than that.

    I hate end of month with a passion, it's two days where I feel I have no control and just pray it all goes smoothly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyD View Post
    I'm sure a man of your calibre can come up with a better insult than that.
    I did, but it wasn't appropriate for civilised company.

    Needless to say the deposit requirements have been doubled for this client's next contract.
    Not that I think that'll bother them much - but it does reduce the prospects of unexpectedly finding myself up against the ropes again because paying on time (or even within 10 days after being put on notice) was just too much trouble.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I don't blame you, especially in the current climate. Companies that cause me headaches or bank charges bacause they late pay not only suffer in their deposit requirements for new projects or jobs, they also find themselves on a different pricing structure entirely.
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    All that stuffing around, and then they overpay me by nearly R20k

    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    All that stuffing around, and then they overpay me by nearly R20k



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    Sounds like its not his understanding of what a deadline means that is the problem. More likely he is just not competent.

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    I love it when things go full circle. Just stuff them around for exactly the same time frame with the refund
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyD View Post
    Just stuff them around for exactly the same time frame with the refund
    Meh.

    My experience is there's no sense in escalating these things. A reasonably prompt refund might induce a more co-operative response in future.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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