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Client: Our meeting is going to be on March 27th at 9am. Clear your schedules and add it to your calendar.

Me: I'm not sure why this wasn't cleared with me, but I'm 3 hours behind you guys and that will be 6am for me. If you want to have a meeting at that time, I'll be sleeping.

Client: We start our days early, so we need you to make yourself available at that time. We have other stuff on our agenda so this is the time it will be taking place.

Me: I will not, repeat will not be available at that time. I have the 29th and 30th available at that time, but any day before that will have to be scheduled at 1pm or later. Mondays however are a no go. We have standing appointments on Mondays that we cannot reschedule.

Client: Monday, April 2nd at 9am is the new time. Please clear that time.

Our Company owner: we just said Mondays are a no go.

Client: we're getting frustrated that you are not being flexible with your schedule. Here is what you are going to do. Give us a calendar with every day and time you have available and we'll tell you what works.

Owner: We just gave you a bunch of dates. We're the ones trying to be flexible while you've been dictating what time's we've been available. That's not how this works. Mondays aren't happening. The 27th isn't happening because I'm not going to expect my developer to get up at 6am because it's convenient for you. This is a not a one way street. Let us know when you're ready to find a date and time that works for all of us.

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This is the same guy I argue with on a daily basis and tell to fuck off when he's being a douche, but when it matters, he's pretty badass dude.

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  • 13
    Just gotta be blunt and repetitive with some people.
  • 17
    You have a cool boss here man!
  • 7
    Sounds like a good manager.
  • 6
    Seems like they resent working with vendors/consultants. They need to grow up, or get more talented.
  • 6
    When a leader actually leads, I secretly respect these people.
  • 3
    @ryankrage77 underlining things helps, and the repetition cannot stop, 3 times in one email is the minimum
  • 2
    Did they really say, "here is what you're going to do?"

    I would have lost my goddamned mind.
  • 2
    @bahua Yep. Fucking assholes.
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