Tuesday, April 20, 2010

No More Miss Nice Gal!

I am furious with a client of mine for refusing to pay me for several jobs I completed for his agency. And this has been going on for two years now! To think I sacrificed many weekends slaving over his jobs only to have him ignore me now that the job is settled. Naturally I'm angry and wouldn't you be too if you were in my shoes? Smiley

My last form of contact with this client was last month when I sent him a firm and angry email. I told him just how disappointed I was with his agency and guess what? Until today he has yet to respond to that email or my recent calls!

The worst thing about this whole scenario is that I really can't do much since my hands are tied. Aside from emailing and bugging my client, I can only wait and suffer in silence. Every time I email a reminder to his agency, my client will feed me with silly excuses like there's no despatch guy to bank in my cheque or the cheque has been prepared but they have yet to mail it to me and so on.

Fortunately, the outstanding amount is not huge. Otherwise, I would have gladly acquired the help of a debt
collection agency like
Direct Recovery Associates, Inc. This debt collection agency specializes in collecting commercial and professional service claims throughout the U.S. and internationally too. Their 3P standards of Persuasiveness, Persistence and Professionalism help to ensure a high success rate as well as complete client satisfaction.

Operating based on performance; the collection agency will only get paid for their services if they succeed in recovering your missing funds. This will to perform is what drives the agents to succeed in their money-retrieving mission and I bet they would be able to secure my overdue payment without any hassle!

When I think about it, I get really mad with this irresponsible client. It makes me feel unappreciated when clients decide to waste my time and effort by refusing to pay and I've seriously had it! No more Miss Nice Gal and from now on, I will only be accepting jobs from
good clients with good payment records and that's final!

-FC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-


bluedreamer27,  April 20, 2010 10:46 AM


Monica,  April 20, 2010 10:47 AM

=-O =-O =-O

David Funk,  April 20, 2010 10:47 AM

Hi Mariuca! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:49 AM

Wah BD FC1!! =-O =-O ;) ;) ;)

bluedreamer27,  April 20, 2010 10:49 AM

yikes! it's a chop for me LOL

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:49 AM

=-O =-O =-O He he Monica FC2!

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:50 AM

And David going strong with FC3 yay! :* :*

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:50 AM

Good morning everybody, thanks for the chop, grrrr! >:o >:o >:o

Monica,  April 20, 2010 10:50 AM

bad client! >:o >:o >:o

bluedreamer27,  April 20, 2010 10:51 AM


bluedreamer27,  April 20, 2010 10:51 AM

hope you can get rid of that client so soon

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:52 AM

:-D :-D :-D So fast la u BD and came out of nowhere ha ha, good chop! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:52 AM

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( How to buy new camera if my client don wan to pay me Monica? Grrrr! >:o >:o >:o >:o

bluedreamer27,  April 20, 2010 10:52 AM

and good thing you have found an agency that you can trust on cheers

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:52 AM

Indeed! I am on a posting frenzy BD, come chop some more later he he! :* :* :*

David Funk,  April 20, 2010 10:53 AM

Yeah, this would anger anyone to put in that kind of time only to not be paid for it. While it isn't a lot of money as you said, it's the principle of the matter that's the issue here. As the cliche goes, "Time is money". Not only wasted time, but no appreciation or being compensated for it all.

Hugs for you sweetie! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:54 AM

Sigh.... hard to get rid of this client BD cause there are a few agencies under them, and I am doing work for all... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-$ :-$ :'( :'( :'(

bluedreamer27,  April 20, 2010 10:55 AM

LOL :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:55 AM

Most of my clients are good BD, only a handful are lousy and this one is one of them unfortunately.. :'( :'(

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:56 AM

:-D :-D :-D :-D Ha ha!

bluedreamer27,  April 20, 2010 10:56 AM

by the way Mariuca hope you can join the blog idol, i would be glad to have you in my new batch... O:-) O:-)

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 10:59 AM

Exactamundo!!! It is no longer about the money but the principle of it all and the more I think about it, the angrier I get for being used! I could have rejected his jobs but I accepted all of them cause he was so persistent, little did I know he would end up NOT paying me! :'( :'( :'( :'(

But thanks so much for ur kind comment here David, I do feel better after that hug! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 11:00 AM

:-D :-D :-D :-D He he ok BD, u can count me in! It sounds a little confusing so I will be bugging u if I run into trouble later okay? He he! :-D :-D :-D

Monica,  April 20, 2010 11:01 AM

why can't u do sthing Mariuca? hmm u can blog abt his agency and tell the whole world the bad experiences u have had with them :-P

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 11:08 AM

Ha ha no la don wan to mensi names here Mon...I cant do anything edi, I sent so many emails, called so many times.. this is not the first time I kena tipu.. some clients sure will "miss" a payment or two... I am angry with this guy cause he promised me verbally, many times edi to pay and still nothing.. so don make me empty promises la! >:o >:o >:o >:o >:o :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 11:10 AM

I mean if u don want to pay me, just say so... no need to beat around the bush and give me false hopes! I hate waiting!!! >:o >:o >:o >:o

Monica,  April 20, 2010 11:15 AM

buy la new camera Mariuca..so dat u can take nice pics for yr nice blogs 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  April 20, 2010 11:18 AM

LOL buying buying!! My camera now not so good edi, he he.. excuses excuses! I wan a new lime green or pink camera! :* :* :*

bluedreamer27,  April 20, 2010 11:38 AM

oh that's nice to hear that from you/.... i will look forward to it... don't worry it will not be so confusing as as the game starts ^_^ thanks
here's the link

bluedreamer27,  April 20, 2010 11:39 AM

oh sure i will haha

elai,  April 20, 2010 12:17 PM

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

elai,  April 20, 2010 12:18 PM

missed the chop due to brownout :( :( :( :(

Nick Phillips says ...,  April 20, 2010 12:43 PM

Now that is one reason why I ALWAYS insist on deposits from my clients :D I used to work in an agency and I can vouch for what horrible paymasters they are :D

Nick Phillips says ...,  April 20, 2010 12:44 PM

But seriously, don't stop bugging them cos eventually they'll get tired and pay you :D If not, I can always send Spiffy over to harass the daylights out of them ... LOL!

foongpc,  April 20, 2010 2:54 PM

Haha! I like dat picture. Grrrr!!

foongpc,  April 20, 2010 2:55 PM

No more Miss Nice? Yeah, become Miss Nasty!!! Grrrr!!

foongpc,  April 20, 2010 2:56 PM

Some people just will not pay no matter what! Forget them! Better focus on clients who pay and pay on time!

foongpc,  April 20, 2010 2:57 PM

Yeah if the amount is huge, get the debt collection agency to collect on your behalf!

foongpc,  April 20, 2010 2:58 PM

I've got people who still owe me money after 1 year. Every time call, all sort of excuses! Really Master of Excuses!!

foongpc,  April 20, 2010 2:59 PM

Feel like getting a bomoh and put a curse on that person already!! LOL!

elai,  April 20, 2010 4:08 PM

id oso be angry if i were you! >:o >:o >:o >:o

elai,  April 20, 2010 4:12 PM

just dont stop those email and calls or they might think you've forgotten about their debt

elai,  April 20, 2010 4:13 PM

but dont take it seriously, you might get wrinkles :-D :-D :-D

LadyJava,  April 20, 2010 4:18 PM

:* :* :*

LadyJava,  April 20, 2010 4:32 PM

GP.. next time tell them you will arrange for a courier service to pick up the cheque!

LadyJava,  April 20, 2010 4:33 PM

I just got home sweetie... long day.. so sleepy now

tekkaus,  April 20, 2010 5:12 PM

If I were you...I am not going to continue even after the 1st one. :p

ayie,  April 23, 2010 1:50 AM

i know the feeling, it happened to me. one of my clients owe me 15k for my work designs. so darn!

ayie,  April 23, 2010 1:50 AM

hope everything gets fixed soon

gagay,  April 23, 2010 8:32 PM

GP!!!! i came over here from ur email.hehehe

gagay,  April 23, 2010 8:33 PM

btw GP, i missed my blogs here..huhu..

Mariuca,  April 23, 2010 9:03 PM

He he he he GG! I see u lol!

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