Another O/T post: work issues
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|Fri, 05-13-2011 - 9:52am|
Like Tranquility Goddess, I trust this "family" to give good advice about all sorts of things, so I'd be grateful if you could help me get a handle on my emotional reactions to some payment issues I've been having in my freelance writing business. I should add that such issues have been very rare in my 17 years of freelancing.
Two clients owe me money from March invoices -- about $4,000 each. I completed all deliverables on time and both companies have indicated they're happy with my work. I've made several polite attempts to get status updates on the invoices, to no avail. When I'm able to reach live people on the phone, they assure me they'll get back to me with a status update, but they don't. All told I've put in about 7 or 8 phone or email requests to each company.
As some of you know, there's little in this world that frustrates and outrages me more than being stonewalled. I'm getting very upset over all this and it's interfering with my work/personal life. Like some people who obsess over failed relationships, I have an irrational need to understand WHY they're behaving this way. It's hard for me to reconcile the behavior with my previous impressions of them as reasonable, ethical businesspeople.
So that's what I'm asking for help with: my runaway emotions. Any thoughts?