This is far from a rant or bitching, I am really trying to retain my sanity and evaluate how so many individuals I deal with can be such worthless time wasters.
In my mind my, expressions, motivations and intentions are clearly stated and I just ask people uphold their end of obligations as to benefit all parties involved.
Trying to close 10k worth of work, all I ask manager (after I sat with client lined everything out wrote the contract answered questions ect.). “Please call client and seal the deal, secure deposit”.
Two Five-minute conversations you’re cut $1k.
Didn’t happen, haven’t been contacted for weeks, lost one deal closed the other myself. Where is my manager?? (Going places, flying around, drinking, wasting time).
My exclusive guy to make websites for new clients gives me a slight price break,
I supply constant work.
Can’t follow written request and utilize supplied promotional materials. Web sites are hard to navigate, and don’t promote the product! (An artist website with no music!!)
I don’t enjoy spending hours packaging materials and writing specific request only to repeat myself 4 times and resend things several times. Hours of my time spent walking the “web guru” through basic design concepts.
“Band on a Label”
Spent seven months mixing/producing band for pennies’… After many “artistic” issues and control freak band that can’t communicate amongst them…we go in circles, months into mixing band changes, vocals, drums, direction….
At the end band stops talking to me, pays me finished the album a week before label deadline and I see press release from label about the release of the album. Nothing like an appreciative band who respects you enough to communicate..