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Should I work with clients I hate?
I have a small business and have worked for 16 years with a type of client that I absolutely hate. They are disrespectful, demanding, rude, and always try to negotiate my fee at the end, threatening to walk away from the transaction if I don't abide. I swore to myself that I would never work with those types again, but I need the money. Problem is, there is a 50/50 chance I won't get paid. Is it worth putting stress on myself and family to accommodate these people?1 year ago - 2 answers
Unless this client is paying fantastic money and even saying this I don't think it is worth the stress of working with clients who make you hate what you do. We spend so much time in work that in the main it should be enjoyable.
If you don't want to tell a client you don't want to work with them simply advise you are increasing prices and either they will pay or go elsewhere for a job. The key is to remain professional at all times
Hope this helps
I don't deal with people like that but I don't have to, either. I'm in a place where they need me more than I need them - the point being it's good to get to that place, if you can. I just refuse some people's business - I'm very polite about it. It's often necessary to discuss a budget for a job, and to make the job within a budget. That I understand and I do. If somebody pops up when the bill is produced and says, "Will you take a hundred for it?", I just give them the look - "Do you have some difficulty with the English language?" And we're done. They rarely come back and I don't need them. Also, company policy: bounce a check, take a hike, no exceptions. After you make good on it, of course. It's your business, you need to run it. Don't let them run YOU.by John D - 1 year ago