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What a disappointment

May 22nd, 2017 at 04:00 pm

I thought I was getting paid today. No pay, all day, so left some messages with the agency. He replied back explaining that while he sends the time sheets in to payroll place every other Monday, I won't see the money til Wednesday. Sigh. Two more days.

Today was a stressful and trying day at work. We had a noon conference call with the client and I was making last minute changes and writing up "talking points" at 11 a.m.

Later in the day what I thought was a near perfect 2nd writing assignment drew lots of questions and declarations that certain copy was "clinical" and didn't "tell a story."

So we'll meet again tomorrow after I pull together some revisions.

I really don't think I'd want to do this permanently; people are continuously telling you what's wrong with what you've written, and this is long before the client even sees it and adds their .02. What an exhausting process, one I'll have to repeat 50 or so more times before I finish this job by September 1 (because that's about how many more writing assignments I'll have). Big sigh.

So it's disheartening. This is one reason why they're paying me the big bucks, no doubt. But still.

5 Responses to “What a disappointment”

  1. Carol Says:

    Oh my, that sounds so hard to take. Stay strong...😉.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Thanks, Carol. Following our presentation to the client over the phone, the senior writer there did say to me "Congratulations." She's been pretty nice all along. But it would have meant more if that thank you came from the one VP who's nit picky comments right up until the very end were the most annoying, to be honest. He didn't say anything, but I noticed on the call he introduced me and the other writer as "the creative team," when really, I was the sole writer on the project and the other writer gave constructive criticism for revisions, which I followed.

    I'm just there to collect a paycheck. I can't take things personally.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Totally par for the course. Water off a duck's back -- you're doing great!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Still disheartening. I hope you can keep your eyes on the prize and chin up. It's so much easier to work alone!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That does sound frustrating. Hopefully they'll lay off on the criticisms as you go along further.

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