Jan 10, 2013

Working from home- companies/clients that don't pay

When you are working at home, there is always the chance that people/companies are going to try and rip you off. One way is by not paying you. Make sure you have your rear end covered. Keep records of conversations on messengers/email etc and always also make a spreadsheet/doc in Google docs or somewhere safe where it won't get lost of all the tasks you do and the time that it took you to do them. Be very very specific with certain tasks if you need too.
 
I have been working here at home for over 13 years and in these years I haven't been ripped off but a couple of times which is a great thing but, every now and again you will find yourself in the midst of chaos when the client files a dispute and doesn't want to pay. For example, this is what I am going through with one of my now ex-clients on Elance. Elance is a great site and very very reputable etc. I have an excellent rating on there as a contractor that I take very seriously and because of this one bad apple of a client I am now facing the chance of having my reputation drop some and that is very frustrating, aggrevating and just out all right ticking me off!
 
I worked for this woman for a week or a little over. I started on New Years Eve. I was on the phone 3 way calling with her trying to get the business phone that she sent me working. After a couple of hours it started working and then the service tech decided to restart it and we did then it didn't work! So from 10am until 5pm ALL day long spending on the phone 3 waying with her and the crazy tech guy the conclusion..I need to go buy a new router! Router was working just FINE but that was the conclusion they came too so I went out and got a new router and it works..hmm don't figure! So needless to say that was a very very LONG and hectic day..now she's saying that I didn't work that day!! UM ok then you shouldn't of told me at the beginning of the conversation "please make sure to note the time we start/stop so that you can get paid for this training"  My ears were hurting at the end of the day!!!!!!! So she's whining over those hours!!! Really?? Then if you can't handle paying someone $80 for 10 hours a week then you have NO business hiring people to work for you!! Damn really!!!
 
So if this lady doesn't drop the dispute I am turning her and her company into the BBB because I do NOT appreciate the way that she is treating me. Pay for the work that I did and go on about your business...

Jan 9, 2013

NaBloPoMo-day 9 Talk about a time when you used up an extraordinary amount of energy and were exhausted.

I think that I used most of my energy chasing after 4 kids when they were all littler. They were always running around everywhere and I was always exhausted but didn't mind it too much as I loved running and playing with the kids taking them to the park or in the backyard etc. It only meant that if I used my energy and was exhausted then I know that they were too and everyone would get a great nights sleep/rest!

I miss the days of chasing little ones around the house and outside...My children are now teens...19, 17, 15 and 14.




Jan 8, 2013

NaBloPoMo- Day 8 If you could be given the option to never sleep and also never be tired, would you take it if it meant you'd also never dream again?

I don't think that I would take it. I enjoy my dreams that I have. Thankfully I have more "good" then not. So I think that I would like to continue to sleep and dream....I like thinking about the dreams and what the meanings are behind them. I feel like there is always a reason for thinking things or dreaming. I believe that everything happens for a reason so in my mind that includes dreaming. I like analyzing dreams for the most part...gets me excited and wondering what is next around the corner for me :)


Jan 7, 2013

NaBloPoMo - day 7 What is your favourite song that gives you energy?

I would say any of Bon Jovi's songs are usually full of energy and get me going.

I am however, stuck on one of J. Lo's songs called "I'm Real" I heard that the other night on one of my many spotify playlists and I can't get enough of it..hmm guess its just one of my moods that I'm in. I love J. Lo so no surprise there though.

Love music, can't live without it!! Love lots of songs and they give me energy...



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