Re: Client from Hell redux

Subject: Re: Client from Hell redux
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: Gwen Thomas <GThomas -at- PaySys -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 13:48:22 -0500

As contractors, we need to remember WE don't make the rules, we follow them. I
had the misfortune to share a workroom with a contractor who seemed to think he
could dictate the rules. Didn't take long for the person to become thoroughly
disliked. When he left (he was given two weeks notice after the owners realized
that contrary to his impressive resume he didn't know squat), we almost threw a
party. We cheered. I couldn't believe the guy's absolute nerve (I would hate to
think my leaving would inspire such joy and jubilation).

If you're a contractor and don't like the way things are done...swallow it, do
the job, take the money and run, or decide you can't hack it and LEAVE. You
don't change the rules without permission!

Jo Byrd

Gwen Thomas wrote:

> Andrew Plato wrote:
> Case in point, I had a client that was pissing around getting me access to
> some servers. Tired of their ineffectual bureaucracy I walked into the server
> room and added myself to the NT domain as a domain administrator.
> GT:
> If a contractor working for me committed such a flagrant breach of security,
> I'd have him walked out of the building immediately. Then I'd jump on the
> phone to the contract firm to see whether the contractor's employment
> agreement specified such an action on the part of the contractor as immediate
> cause for dismissal by the contract company. If not, I'd get my company's
> legal department involved immediately, and I'd recommend severing
> relationships with the contract firm.

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