How many clients go to think to resign US from a contract? I wrote several months ago of an idiotic account I had where in the previous consultant was brought back in to configure a server and the client did not give a damn about how I felt about that. I had another client, years ago, sell his dental practice to a management firm that provided their own IT support (lousy of course) and they fired me with an email. I lit back into them for a severance fee and got it, and they now admit they miss me. Well, make me bleed tears for them. not.
This also almost smacks of project creep, where an assignments grows beyond it's nominal boundary. In that case, the consultant should fully recognize and document the operational parameters of the specific PROJECT so that it becomes something far worse, the thing can be renegotiated anew. Hey, this is NOT what I signed for. Or what we agreed upon.
The loss of the client mentioned above was a horrific financial blow, but emotionally I was damn glad to be out of his sight. He fell into the category of someone who "knew alot about computers but was not an engineer." Unfortunately, many tech-type professionals such as doctors THINK their knowledge extends outward beyond their medical field. These can be the worse clients to have.
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