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When is it proper to tell an abusive client to go screw himself? My "favorite" client has for the fifth time threatened to fire me. This guy has cursed at me, has made bigoted statements and often will keep me on the phone for up to 30 minutes of unbillable rants.

Why haven't I told this putz to take a hike? Because I'm owed a lot of money and it is pretty much guaranteed.

If this was a different economy, I'd act differently. So for now I will put up with George Steinbrenner.

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cathy_edgett
Feb. 12th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
This is inexcusable. He is acting like a spoiled brat and needs to be told he cannot make bigoted statements and every moment he is on the phone with you IS billable!!!

This guy needs some discipline and rules. It is not right to treat people like this. It is not right at all. Someone who has no respect for others has no respect for himself. He needs a wake-up call. I may be in NY in April. I will come sock him in the nose for you if you want. I hate abuse.
jellomarx
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
I hope that by April my relationship with him will be over. But if not, I will supply the sock.
cathy_edgett
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
Big smile!! Okay, though do you really think I should cushion my hand with a sock? :)

I am ready to blast him with a bare fist.

I'm glad your relationship with him will be over. He might back down if you confront him. His treatment of you, and most likely others, needs to be pointed out as not okay. I am really angry at this guy. My mother bear defense comes out with something like this. We'll see where it is in April then and whether I am needed. :)
growingoldest
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
You are not alone, jellomarx bud. I have to deal every day with an 80+ year old who has dementia but the company is so afraid of a lawsuit that they won't fire him. He argues about every darned thing you can possible imagine and then he makes up a few more. He complains about everything. He wants me to call him Big Peter, says he's not a dirty old man just a sexy senior citizen.

It is very possible that your client has an organic problem: drug addiction? brain damage? unacknowleged illness? is he even sober when he calls?

foo. the stuff we do to pay the electric bill.

uh...is he really George Steinbrenner? if so, you might want to hang in for those checks.
jellomarx
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
SHH! Haven't heard from him yet today. I need a day of peace.
growingoldest
Feb. 12th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
i'll be vewy vewy qwwuiet...

(whispering) take the crap then take the money. spit (or other body function) on at least one dollar bill then burn it and laugh loud and long and last.
wastingmythyme
Feb. 12th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
Just a Thought
Tell George that if he doesn't cool it, you won't attend anymore Yankee games. That should take care of your problem.
jellomarx
Feb. 12th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Just a Thought
In this instance I will refuse to beg,
for with which to stand, I have a good leg
I'll let him boil
his pain I won't spoil
Because, I realize, that you can't unscramble an egg.


wastingmythyme
Feb. 12th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Just a Thought
Just let the egg boil
His plans you will foil
Then he'll have to beg
get down and kiss your leg(S)
and then he'll think you're royal
or you can call a moil (sp)
or you won't have to toil et al

in other words... don't do nuttin honey
jellomarx
Feb. 12th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Just a Thought
Nothing is all that I can do
For the other Attorney has left me to stew.
In court his office said he was today,
But all courts are closed for the holiday.
So a fib is what I've been told.
So I've been left out in the cold.
wastingmythyme
Feb. 12th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Just a Thought
So they told you a fib
They think they're quite glib

Abe Lincoln would stew
If only he knew

Cause he doesn't lie,,,,,
oh wait, that's the other guy
jellomarx
Feb. 12th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Just a Thought
Abe was an honest man indeed.
For at that time it is what the Country would need.

As for the other guy,
The one that couldn't tell a lie.
For this country, he planted the seed.
wastingmythyme
Feb. 12th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Just a Thought

The facts that you listed are true
As you know, honest folk, there are few

Yes, we need truth today, that's a fact
Something that the Bushie's all lacked

So Obama we're counting on you......
We need you to pull us all through
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