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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Stand Up

Imagine this scenario: You're having a difficult time dealing with a person with whom you've entered a contractual agreement. You're always upfront about your expectations when you embark on a new business or personal venture. You forewarn that you have exacting standards and expect a certain level in return, especially when you're paying. No, you don't live by the old saying that the customer is always right, but do believe that the "contract is always right". So, let's say you have to remind someone that you had a contract and one of you is not honoring it and that someone is not you. Instead of accepting that the he/she had not done what he’d/she'd been contracted to do, he/she attempts to blame you!! Notice I said, "attempts", because he/she failed!! The contract stated that as the client, you have the right to be satisfied with the final product or work would continue until you were. You’d not asked for anything out of the realm of your contract, but simply wanted the finished product to reflect YOUR standards and wishes that were made "clear" before you started. And end of scene. Now, why that little one act play? To simply say, "Stand up for your rights when someone has made a promise or you’ve entered into contract. It’s your right". Now here's the lesson-you need to be able to "find" that contract to dispute it, correct? So make sure your files are in order and you know where things are. I know, I know, I traveled a long way for that one didn't I?

Dr. D. Clutter™

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