Re: Get paid

Subject: Re: Get paid
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 11:32:03 -0800

Andrew Plato wrote:

I've gotten better these days at qualifying customers. Its not an easy thing to
do, because you don't want to scare them off. But, you've got to ask those hard
questions, like "do you have any money for this?"
I know what you mean. I'm asking those questions earlier and earlier in my conversations these days - it saves time. And that's what really makes me testy - not so much the loss of potential income (although, let's face it, that doesn't thrill me), but the waste of time that could have been spent more productively.

The trouble is, unless I happen to be lucky and hear something on the grapevine (and my local grapevine is pretty extensive these days,I have to say; in some cases, I know who has a head cold this week), the best precautions aren't always enough. Internal politics have to be fairly intense before someone outside a company hears about them.

Bruce Byfield bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com 604.421.7177

"Take six politicians to dig me a grave,
Take six intellectuals my soul for to save,
And six union workers, a red flag to wave
And one stupid singer to rant and to rave."
- The Men They Couldn't Hang, "Industrial Town"


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