Clients From Hell: How to Lose Those Pounds
I live in the UK. A while ago while working as a copywriter I wrote and proofed about 60+ pages of web content. After chasing the client for sign-off on that stage of the project for a week, they turned around and said the copy was not good enough and that there were a number of spelling and…
I used to get a giggle out of Clients From Hell, but now I just see it as Creatives Who Don’t Really Understand Their Jobs.
Who writes 60,000 words for a client without agreeing on a Style Guide? Someone who needs to learn an important lesson, that’s who.
I just read a whole bunch of Clients from Hell and I just don’t find it funny at all. I find it stressful. I empathise too much with the frustrated designers and I weep for the ignorance of the clients.
So many of these stories are about people with inferiority complexes jockeying for authority.
None of the people in these stories are learning anything, nor are they putting themselves in a position/mindset in which they will learn. That’s the saddest part.