Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Worklife - Wednesday 9/3/2008
What I didn't know yet when I took this photo was that my worklife was going to change for the better in just a few hours.
One of my clients decided to take its business elsewhere. One of my very difficult, demanding, nerve-wracking clients who never once complained about prices or turnaround times, but cited these things as issues.
This is hard on the business, except that really demanding clients diminish the already narrow profit margin. For me, it's honestly a relief.
No blame came my way. I have a good rep here. And when a small company like ours pays rent on office space, and secures the necessary resources, and offers its employees benefits like health care and a 401k, it's hard to compete with a home office.
Except that we offer a superior product.
It's just so frustrating to me that so many businesses are about the bottom line. Yeah, yeah, you've heard it from me before, but what ever happened to a goal of society building? If you sak me, well cared for workers are the infrastructure of any healthy economy.
After work, I'm going for a spinning class, and it just won't matter.