Someone I know was venting this weekend about the real estate agent who listed her house taking Sundays off. I was appalled at the seemingly automatic expectation that the agent should be at her beck and call, no matter what she wanted or when. (All she wanted was an update on her house's listing... and it had only just
been listed this week.)
I felt a little defensive for the real estate agent's sake, and I realized it was because I've encountered that attitude in clients myself: the notion that just because they hired me to do a certain job, it means that they own all
of my time. One client, for instance, wanted me to be on chat all day long, so that I was at his beck and call any time he wanted. And he was paying me for a fairly small contract, not anything close to a full-time job.
A contract is not slavery. It does not give you the right to make unlimited demands on my time.
So let's talk about what you can
expect from a contract.
Read more »
By Katharine Swan On Sunday, August 02, 2015 At