Published on November 27th, 2014 | by Admin
27 Clients From Hell You Definitely Never Want To Work With
“I’d like the white space more if there was more stuff in it.” Clients From Hell has compiled stories about all the worst clients in the world. Here are some of the best.
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Bladon said that although he’s had relatively limited contact with his own clients from hell, they’re people most freelancers will have encountered:
Anyone who spends a substantial portion of their professional career freelancing will run into them. The variable is how many, how often, and how far you’re willing to work with them. It’s worth noting that it’s not just freelancers who have to deal with bad clients; be it retail workers and crummy customers, or servers and frustrating patrons, crappy clientele is an aspect of work that’s almost unavoidable.
A whole range of professions have used the site to air their frustrations with difficult clients. Bladon:
It was initially designer-based, but it quickly bloomed into other creative professions (e.g. copywriting, photography, etc). Digitally based work and IT are other big sources. We’ve always had a wide range of submitters, though. Fast-food workers, plumbers – all sorts submit.
He singled out designers as having the most difficult time communicating with their clients:
It’s a relatively ethereal profession, in terms of defining and communicating its worth (and your expertise in it) to clients. There are rules, but those rules can be broken by the best. As a result, it’s misunderstood, and a lot of clients assume their own expertise in it.
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