Comments: Some crud people try to pull just goes a bit too far, I think

It frosts my ass when what we do is viewed as constituting "paperwork." OK, Zippy. If it's only "paperwork," do it your damned self.

Posted by Parkway Rest Stop at February 17, 2004 11:48 PM

Your desire to help is laudable, but your unwillingness to cheerfully insist on being paid is going to do you in.

I have had several woman do the same to me and their affectionate approach fell completely to pieces when I said I would love to work with them, were they going to feel comfortable with my consulting rates?

Just putting the question out there shattered their confident assumption that I should be happy to help them out. By the way, these all turned out to be women who had reputations for using their friends in various ways.

I think you should give her a call and remind her that your client hours are billable. Tell her to bring her checkbook if she is serious.

Good luck!

Posted by David at February 18, 2004 08:10 AM

Good luck. The sad thing is, if she does proceed and loses in court, it won't her fault, *no*, it will be your screw-up, and I bet she'll be sure to let you know.. People of this ilk are *perfect*. Not.

Posted by Frank Patton at February 18, 2004 11:06 AM