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#21 AndyB

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 10:53 PM

Well, now you've put yourself in the wrong ... you're going to be the one who let the client down because (in his/her mind) you agreed to a timeframe before you had spent enough time on assessing how long it would take you to do what was asked (or preferably, what was agreed beforehand).

Think how much better it would have been to properly scope the project, properly decide on how long it would take (and it always takes longer), and then being able to provide a realistic price and a realistic timeline.  If the price or timelime are not what the client wants then either you don't want the client or the client doesn't want what was agreed.

It takes years to build a reputation and seconds to destroy it. Stick with what you know you can do and what you know you can deliver. Tell the other project requesters that [insert favourite reasonable excuse here] so that maybe next time they have a project they'll come back to you.
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#22 obsidian

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 10:56 PM

It takes years to build a reputation and seconds to destroy it. Stick with what you know you can do and what you know you can deliver. Tell the other project requesters that [insert favourite reasonable excuse here] so that maybe next time they have a project they'll come back to you.


how true it is... ;)
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#23 Ninjakreborn

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:03 AM

I did I took care of that, I said to him I couldn't promise anything but I would try to do a specific specified amount by wednesday.

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