Monday, November 6, 2017

An Email Sent. The Reply Sent Over A Month Later.

You may recall a blog post I published almost a month ago about jumping first and building your wings on the way down. A few days prior to publishing this blog post, I sent an email to "my boss." He's been one of my clients for 5 1/2 years. My job description over the course of those years has varied including the number of hours I've worked for him. In the beginning, I managed a lot of content, social media, and SEO stuff and worked right around 100 hours a week. Salary. A portion of this included recruiting potential employees from India to intern and to train them.

Since then, I've tackled other projects including blogging for several of his sites, taking the lead with a college program, keeping a couple of his sites on life support, and handling affiliate relations.

That's just the tip of the iceberg.

The email I sent to my boss, along with the lead tech person, informed the both of them that the sites were down. I was not able to do my work. In order for me to keep the sites on life support, along with maintaining the social media end of things, the sites needed to be up and running. I sent this email on October 2nd.

After I sent the initial email, I waited. And waited, And waited.


Ho. Hum. More waiting...

On November 4th, a month and 2 days after sending the email, I received a reply.

To say the very least, I was pissed for several reasons...

It took over a month for my boss, the CEO of the company to reply.

After being employed by him for 5 1/2 years, I deserved more respect than this.

His reply, and the fact it took him over a month to get back to me, was a kick in the ass.

I stepped away from my desk for about 12 hours.

Then, once I had composed myself and could reply professionally, I replied with this.

His response was almost immediate.

I thought, "You can reply to me within an hour or so, but it took you over a month to reply to my initial email?"

Instead of lashing out, I sent my final reply.

I have no idea what will transpire from this email. My next payday from him will, or would have been, on November 15th. I'll be curious to see if he honors my work, and taking over a month to reply which carried us into the next payroll segment.

We. Shall. See.

I'm really trying to get over this, but I'm having a hard time.

I don't do well with people like him. And, apparently, as I've learned, it doesn't matter if you work for someone for a few months or over 5 years, I'm not immune to these proverbial kicks in the ass. Slaps in the face. Or realizing I should have followed the many people who quit on him a LONG time ago.

I'll keep you posted.

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