Re: Client from Hell: Seeing the Reality

Subject: Re: Client from Hell: Seeing the Reality
From: "Michelle Wolfe" <WOLFEM -at- bcbsil -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>, <tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org>
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 09:32:35 -0500

In response to Tracy . . .

I guess I don't see the difference in "I do not trust [contractors]" and "I do not trust contractors *to know what makes my management happy.*"

If your contractors are working on-site, with day-to-day contact with the client and the client's management, they may know more about what "makes [my] management happy" than you do, wouldn't they? Of course, if you mean the management of a contracting/consulting firm, I would think that as long as a contractor satisfies the client's needs with billable hours, then they too, would be happy.

Michelle Wolfe
Training Consultant
wolfem -at- bcbsil -dot- com
312-653-8139

>>> Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org> 06/09/00 08:24AM >>>
Michelle Wolfe wrote:

> >>> Tracy Boyington wrote:
> If you are my contractor . . . I do not trust you . . .
>
> I don't mean to pick on Tracy, but as an independent contractor, those statements make my hair stand on end. Trust is a very important part of the contracting game, and if I am working for someone who does not trust me, it's going to be a long hard road.

Michelle, I'm afraid you have engaged in some rather dubious creative editing, since this is what I really said:

> If you are my contractor, I am responsible
> for
> your actions, and when you invite yourself into places where you're not
> supposed to go and do things you're not supposed to do, I'm the one who's
> going
> to suffer. I do not trust you to know whether or not management would be
> "secretly happy."
>

As you can see, I never said I don't trust contractors; I said I do not trust contractors *to know what makes my management happy.* Of course I trust my contractors otherwise -- I wouldn't work with them if I didn't. Please be a little more careful with your
snippage next time.

Tracy
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Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
Stillwater, Oklahoma http://www.okvotech.org/cimc
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