I’m Just Sayin’ – Of Policy and Douche Bags April 8, 2009Posted by jeneypeney in i'm just sayin', piss and moan, workin girl.
It is policy here at work that we receive full payment for the rental of the facility within 30 days of your event. Sounds fair enough, right? Simple. Straight forward. Manageable.
Now I’m a pretty nice person (in general) and I try not to be a deposit Nazi. I am usually pretty lenient with this rule. However, after receiving word from a partner this week that a client of mine was currently in litigation with them for not paying rental fees, I took action:
Good Evening [Client],
I am writing to inform you that we still need the last $950 of your deposit
for you events here on Easter weekend.
If we do not receive this money by 12:00pm on Thursday April 9, you will
lose the space and will not receive a refund for the $1000 currently on
You can either send us a check (permitting it arrives here by Thursday) or
fill out the attached credit card authorization form.
Thank you for your cooperation [Client].
Keep in mind that their deposit was actually due on February 25. I did not feel this e-mail was out of line at all. Apparently I was wrong… (Please let me know if I am wrong in this assumption.) This e-mail is VERBATIM:
Jenney, (I love it when they spell my name incorrectly
when it’s in my farkin‘ signature…)
I do not like doing business with institution that operates under threat.
You will definitely receive your money tommorrow but your letter to me is
[Client’s Cohort] could you
please send a check to them tommorrow in the amount of $950 since they cannot
wait till Friday.
You signed a contract, douche-face.
I’m just sayin‘.