Photography Job from H*e*l*l*

@Mare73 (1335)
United States
October 7, 2008 8:13am CST
So if any of you remember in August I did a photography job that was 2 days. The total hours worked was 13!!! Oh my heavens. They didn't start on time, they ended late, they wanted me to go to the hotel to take pictures of the groom and some rituals; like I said the wedding from h*e*l*l*....So the wedding is finally over - 2 days of work many hours later.... I call the bride 3 weeks later to let arrange her stopping by to view the pictures and select her 100 prints that are to go into the photo album. OH GUESS WHAT? She's not in town!!! She's moved to California until January. Ummm hello do you think you should have told me this??? SO now I had to spend $43 to express ship the da*mn cd's for her so she can pick out her pictures. THEN she does not give me the complete address and she gets the pictures 2 days later than she was supposed to. So she finally picks her pictures and she is now rushing ME!!! What the freak??? Oh and she wants me to keep in mind that although the contract clearly states I will be charging for any hours worked over; and I will be charging her for having to ship the cd's - she wants me to keep in mind that it will cost her more to send the album overseas (these are Indian people)... What part of that is my problem? Oh goodness gracious! I'll be dam*ned the day I decided to take this job on. NOT AGAIN! Thank you for letting me vent!
4 responses
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
well you might be the nicest guy on the planet considering your keeping it cool though your are in hell. if i was in your position i will never ship it. i will just email to her the link of my photo site where i have uploaded her pics or email the pictures on her email add. and let her choose the pictures here. lol
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
7 Oct 08
This was only my 4th wedding and they knew that - and they also knew this was my first Indian wedding. All I can say is wholy crapola!
@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
7 Oct 08
I know I shouldn't... but please forgive me becuase I can't resist it any longer! @ wholy crapola!
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Feel free to use it :-) I love my little favorite saying!
@aprces (1082)
• China
7 Oct 08
hello! maryann.indian and chinese,both of them have the bad reputation not only in your customers but also in the world,is that true? what do you think about it?
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I don't make broad assumptions. I just know that THIS particular situation was horrible!
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
7 Oct 08
ah the joys of dealing with the public! you really do get some great ones eh? i think i would have charged her the $43 because she didnt tell you she was moving. maybe in light of this, you should re-work your contract! best of luck!
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Oh believe me, I have learned! I will be more clearer on my contract. You live and learn I guess :-) Thanks!
@curiousman (2427)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
I would definitely charge them! After getting their payment, tell them what you told us. Crazy people! They should pay you more for all the trouble.