Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hagglers' Hell

Anyone who's ever had to negotiate their freelance fee with chintzy clients will laugh until they cry at the brutal truths re-enacted in this funny video, "The Vendor Client Relationship," produced by Scofield Editorial, an Indianapolis post-production house.

You'll hear every inane excuse in the book as to why customers can't or don't want to pay your established rate -- and appreciate how absurd it would be if they tried this pathetic approach at a restaurant, hair salon or retail store.

If only you had a nickel for every time you wish you would've reacted in stunned disbelief, after a publisher tries to wriggle out of paying for quality goods by claiming he can get the same thing cheaper down the street: "Sir, we're not the taco stand."

No comments: