I may be stupid but...
August 5, 2009 5:49pm CST
Two weeks ago my friend in Boston who always promises to hire me attended a picnic together. When I asked him why he hadn't called me to work on the newsletter he seemed to be so interested in me creating he said he'd never gotten the message that I wanted to do it. This is after I've called him about 15 times I think. I'm not kidding. I emailed him repeatedly and sent him a rough draft of the newsletter I was proposing which took me about 30 hours to create. I told him I don't care if the organization ran out of money. I believe in what you do and would have been happy just to work for biline. As two other women who he also promised to hire were at the picnic too and equally angry at him, he blamed the whole thing on his receptionist and looked none to happy about the matter. He was supposed to call me by Friday or I said I would call him. Am I stupid to get involved with this person? Will I never see money? I'm interested in your opinion because I was hoping to use the $250.00 I'm going to get to repay debt and I'm afraid if I tell anyone about it because it might turn out not to happen again. Awaiting your responses.
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5 Aug 09
If you don't hear from him on Friday and from what you've said so far I wouldn't expect to, it's time to move on. If he can't follow through for you he is wasting your time. I hope he does follow through but I'm doubting it. When someone is in charge of something they need to take responsibility. Blaming the receptionist for his woes is not a good sign. Even if it was the receptionists fault he should not have told you that. He should have dealt with that privately. To you he should have simply apologized and made amends. He might prove me wrong but don't hold your breathe.
5 Aug 09
Sounds to me like someone is lacking drive and organization, and its not you. If I were in your position, I may just look to your Friends competitors and offer them your services, including your rough, or maybe even a refined version. Offer them it free, no strings. That will give you a higher reputation with them, and when your friend asks about, say, well my friend. It is written those that act achieve, and you didn`t act, so I achieved. Or just, sorry, you took to long and it was to valuable of information to just let sit around. I hope it goes well for you. Cheers.