Friday, July 09, 2010

Aint Karma a Bitch?

You know... its never easy doing paid work for someone, especially when its create a website or something along those lines. A couple of years ago I did some work for a friend of my then father in law's, he wanted a site set up and so on.

Now.. its important to point this out.. I told him I wasn't a web designer, and he seemed to understand that at the time, so we talked about setting up a blog, something he could ideally maintain himself.

Roll forward a few months, he had obviously decided I was a web designer ( which I am not ) and kept asking for this and that, and liasing with his graphics guy to set up what he had in his mind as the perfect site for his business.

Anyway meanwhile... my marriage broke up - so I was trying to get back on my feet, find a place to live and so on, and he started getting all Pissy and started saying how I wasn't delivering what he wanted ( hey remember.... was only trying to help him out I AM NOT A WEB DESIGNER ).

To cut a long story short, he got even more pissy, asked for me to handover the site details to another party and asked me to send him a final bill which he would then pay.

Well roll forward time he never paid. However get this the main guy ( a celebrity ) he had fronting his product and book etc, is all over the news for molesting teenage girls and another thing... he now has this website up and running and promotions going through a chain of stores in NZ, but he doesn't seem to realize the website URL is still registered under my account. If I was a prick I could just shut it down right now.

I guess the whole point of this post is, you don't have to lower yourself to anyones level but try to keep something back if you ever do work for anyone like that. I may or maynot send him a reminder invoice, haven't made up my mind yet but thought of the word KARMA when I read the news recently and saw the main face of this guys product with mud all over it.

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