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Boudga
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Jacks raging bile duct....
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-04-2001 22:37 Edit Quote

I have a client that has been dragging their feet for about four months and hasn't given me any work to speak of (therefor no $$$). I want to charge them a retainer or send them a letter of disengagement. Before I make any bad moves can someone tell me an alternative way of dealing with this client to get them motivated?

vogonpoet
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Mi, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-05-2001 04:41 Edit Quote

presuming you *havent* got a contract stating that you are solely dedicated to them, I would contact them and let them know that you are about to embark on a major new contract that will mean that your availability will be limited. Therefore you are letting them have first option considering they were a prior client.

Basically let them know that you have priorities and unless they would like to pay you a retainer, you have greener pastures to walk... then the ball is in their park

If they don't get the jist of that I would move on, unless your under a contractial obligation.

~Vp~

Boudga
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Jacks raging bile duct....
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-05-2001 15:44 Edit Quote

Thank you VP! Under frustration I generally think self-destructively and your post has given me a positive angle to work with this client!

Tracy
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Pacific North West
Insane since: Apr 2001

IP logged posted posted 04-15-2001 01:00 Edit Quote

I always get at least a $250.00 retainer/deposit before I even talk to them.



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