Yes, it’s true. A colleague told me this tragic story.
So he had done £100k worth of work and earnt nothing from it.
Apparently, some of the work was very old indeed.
It turns out that he had known many of his clients for a long time and I suspect his boundaries had become very blurred.
Poor boundaries are very commonplace in people I work with and cause no end of problems.
It seems that he didn’t bill on time and then when too much time had gone by, he just couldn’t bring himself to do it. 🕕
It’s much harder to bill later when the job has long since been completed, because the client has forgotten about the results you achieved for them.
I frequently hear irrational stories from intelligent people when it comes to getting paid or not getting paid their true worth.
I know this story seems incredible and yet it’s true.
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