I Took On A Job That I Am Beginning To Really Regret

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  1. Tigger Please

    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    It's just a part time thing--a business to business promotion for a local company. Leave promotional materials, talk to owners...

    The owner wants me to put in about 10 hrs in the field and a couple of hours administrative (at home).

    He had a fit because I created a database of businesses (about 40-50) and added the phone numbers. He said that it was not necessary to add them and it would add up to extra billing time :facepalm:
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    Is he a Jew?
     
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    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    Then he questioned why I spent x amount of time in a town when he could do it in "5 or 6 minutes on foot." I told him it was my job to deliver the materials and interact with people, so it should take at least a couple of hours.
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Aren't databases kind of the point of marketing b2b? :facepalm:
     
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    Chief2Kick I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    Bail now before you invest too much time in it.
     
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    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    Well, he is a Buddhist now-- but he was
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    You are working for a dickhead.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    good God. you're screwed.
     
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    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    That's what I said, but his theory is he is never going to call them; he just wants the materials there
     
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    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    I'll give him 2 weeks notice.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    he sounds like a marketing tour de force

    what is this some dothead 7-11 store? :umunch:
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Tell him to fuck off.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    you aren't an employee, just tell him to fuck off
     
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    He'll probably say that's too long.
     
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    HAL HAM

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    Watch your language
     
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    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    Then he questioned my timesheet for a given day. I billed for 3.5 hours. He said that two of the towns were really close. I said I thought it took about a half hour to get from one to the next. I wasn't too familiar with the area and was trying to find the ideal spots of it. He said it should only take a few minutes to get there and he was starting to question my billing.

    I looked it up and it said it should take about 16 minutes, so I guess if he wants to deduct that 15 minutes he should go right ahead.
     
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    No, it is actually a really classy music studio (lessons)
     
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    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    He will also call and want to go over marketing strategies. I said that is fine, but he needs to allocate hours/pay for that. He thinks that as long as I am not working in the field, everything else is free
     
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    Ugh, I actually have to go out and do this now. :(. I would have been out already but of course he kept me on the phone for 45 minutes.