I had a buyer tonight contact me about a voice over script. He was very pushy about timeframe. Needed it fast. It was 1 AM here. I thought, sure, I’m going to be up for another thirty minutes. I have to finish watching The Little Buddha for class. This isn’t a big deal. We discuss the requirements. It’s 103 words. I charge per 50 words. I’ll give it to him like it’s 100, sure. I’m feeling generous.
This guy waits until 3 AM to place the order, where he enters the wordcount at 50. I tell him he’s only paid for 50 words. I send the gig extra for the last 50 since we talked about this already. But no. He entered it as 50 on my order page /on purpose/ he tells me.
This man. He tries to bargain, tries to threaten, tries to bribe, and tries to beg for me to do his project for less than what I’m owed. And I won’t do it. It’s five bucks difference, but it’s the principle. It’s my time. It’s his attitude. Eventually he tells me no matter what he’s not going to pay, so I voice exactly fifty words and send it over as promised.
I reported the whole thing to CS, for whatever that’s worth. Do I expect to wake up to a cancellation request? Sure. I’m not going to accept it. Might CS cancel it anyway? They might. It’s the principle of the matter. I’m praying he accepts the work and leaves a review so I can lobotomize him in the buyer review.
I’ve already accepted my fate. I contacted CS. I don’t need instructions. I’m just venting. Really. That’s all.
If you’d like to vent too, I’d welcome it, but so help me god if I get a ‘I can’t get orders what do I do’ reply here.