It’s another Sunday and I’m a bit frustrated.? I have an assistant that is avoiding my calls and a lawyer who is under-delivering.
My new local assistant who was given the task of hand-addressing and stuffing my envelopes let me know on Saturday that she needed more time.? This isn’t the issue.? The issue is that she now is avoiding my text messages and phone calls.? I’m a bit worried about this situation because she has over $200 worth of my stationary.? However, the beauty of her being local is that I have her home address.? So she can’t completely just dissapear on me.? Now that I think of it, I should’ve held some type of performance-guarantee deposit.? Which would’ve basically been a $200 deposit collected and refunded in addition to payment once the project was completed.? However, even if I was an assistant I wouldn’t go for that policy.? Hmm, I’d love to hear some ideas in the comments about this.? *Update* As I type, I just received a return text from her.? This is a plus, but she’s not completely off the shit list yet.
My lawyer that I was once so ecstatic about, is starting to let me down.? It was clearly stated during our initial consultation, that I was choosing a ‘new’ lawyer due to the lack of responsiveness of the one prior.? He explained that he realized that was an issue amongst many attorneys and that he was different.? I’m beginning to believe that in Champaign, maybe I’ll just have to lower my expectations a bit, possibly I’m dealing with the best-of-the-worst?? I’m not asking for my attorney to respond to my emails within 5 minutes and always be available via phone, or anything like that.? I just need someone who will deliver upon their promises.? A huge pet-peeve of mine is when a ‘professional’ states that they’re going to do something and they don’t follow-through.? Don’t tell me you’re going to do something just because you think it sounds good or that it’s something that I want to hear.? Here is what I’m talking about:
Justin, I’m out of the office until next week.? I’ll get back to you then.
Update please.? Also, I have yet to receive an invoice from you.? I believe it’s been over a month since our initial consultation.
This was an email that was sent to my lawyer and the reply.? And I haven’t heard shit since.? I guess on the bright side, I still haven’t been billed for that consultation and following email correspondences.? So at this point it’s like interest-free financing; that’s my optimism working.
Oh well, on a brighter note, my internet marketing operation is coming along.? I’ve setup a 2nd account on twitter, just to target the demographic that could make use of the Mozenda software.? I also have some automation in place with that account.? In a nutshell, I have implemented Yahoo Pipes, RSS feeds, and HootSuite to automatically @Tweet people who match my demographic criteria.? Maybe I’ll do a tutorial on this later, hmm.? Also, I spent damn-near all of today making videos about the Mozenda software and posting them to YouTube.? This should drive more people to my affiliate link.
Well, that’s it for now, I’m about to head to the gym.