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Dear Client: July 5, 2011

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Random musings.

Thank you so much for your e-mail this morning. Seeing as the invoice you so kindly tell me  the accounting departement [sic] has told you will be paid tomorrow is 85 days overdue (when you promised me it would be paid in 30 days – I still have that e-mail), I am sure you can understand why I have absolutely no interest in translating your 811 word translation “from Germany to English.”

On second thought, this e-mail isn’t even worth a reply…



1. saldridge - July 5, 2011

Damn, my brain is too Facebooked, but I really like being able to “Like” a blog post

2. JA - July 6, 2011

Ha! I can not laugh about the typos since surely my rush emails have them too. But 85 days! 1 week late may be an accounting problem, but more than that and after a reminder, it is already a big PM problem. Sadness you have to deal with that…

Jill (@bonnjill) - July 6, 2011

I normally don’t care about typos, Jose. You know that! I was just feeling extra snarky yesterday…

JA - July 6, 2011

Hehe I know 🙂 I was just laughing at first while reading it and then thought… wait, I have had my share of typos… The other day I had to go back to check my original instructions and found a couple of “horrors” not errors and thought, this person must think I am an illiterate!!! haha Anyways… live and learn… I am more careful now… Have a nice rest of the week!

3. whiskerfeathers - July 7, 2011

Forget about it, I don’t think you’ll get paid. Move on and take the lesson to the bank. Grammar check, spell check any one?

Jill (@bonnjill) - July 7, 2011

I have yet to not get paid in my 16 years in the industry. And if I don’t, it’s only $60…

whiskerfeathers - July 8, 2011

Forget about it, I don’t think you’ll get paid. Move on and take the lesson to the bank. Grammar check, spell check any one?

I really hope you do, nobody likes to get ripped of and congratulations on your 16 years.


4. Mark @ Odista English-Serbian - July 11, 2011

We had a very good record of collection until the beginning of this year. Now quite a number of our regular clients have fallen into arrears, causing us a real financial burden. Yet I know that they are also owed by others, and if you asked those “others” they would likewise say that they are owed – round and round in circles. The recession seems to have finally got to us. It doesn’t excuse late payment, but I am not surprised, unfortunately…

5. GB Translation - July 15, 2011

Agreed!! Some clients it’s not even worth opening your e-mail client for.

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