I was working with this "friend" in a supposedly "partnership" way. He was handling the customer getting all the info for the product and doing all the communication.

fRiEnD: So I talked with the customer, the website will be delivered on 10th of June.

Me: yOu &%@!ing WhAt?!

*he didn't ask before if it would have been possible

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    I forgot to mention, I had to pull a 40 hours grind because the client was visiting in a few days and the fRiEnD WANTED the data to be imported in the database already because he made a promise that it will loaded by the time they arrive.
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    @NemeXis sounds like the partnership will break.

    Promising thing that cannot be held is a good way to have angry customers.
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    @Voxera it did already. I have more rants about that "partnership" (will do more rants later)
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    Embrace. Extend. Extinguish.
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    I'll build a website by June. ez
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    Approach the client yourself, get a contract, and get rid of that fRiEnD who is just an unnecessary middleware.
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    And a Project M̶a̶n̶a̶g̶e̶r̶ Murderer was born.
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    That's not a partner. That's a leech.
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    @AlmondSauce you wanna know how much he leached? 80.000 euros
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    @NemeXis From you or the client?
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    @AlmondSauce both (I didn't know the real $ deal until 1 year later), and the client didn't know he was charged for extra stuff that were just made up.
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    One of our strongest client partnerships started with us saying to them "of course we can do that!" then saying to ourselves "emmmmm...how do we do that?". Safe to say that we worked it out and did it really well. Now we've had multiple projects with them doing some really cool things with AI robots and drones.
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