I had a meeting with a client a little over two weeks from Christmas. They asked for some work done and asked for an estimate as soon as possible. They wanted to get the work done by the end of the year.
I created an estimate and sent it for review. It was about two weeks’ worth of work.
Client: Estimate looks good. Looks like it’s two weeks of work then huh?
Me: Yep. I know you want this done by the end of the year but with the holidays that may not be possible.
Client: Well if you wanted, you could work during the holidays.
I laughed because I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t.
Client: Yeah you could come in on your own or even do the work from home if you want. Let me know.
He hung up before I could say anything.