A client sent me the final specs for a design late on Friday.
The following exchange took place on a Sunday afternoon. As a general rule, I don’t answer emails on weekends/holidays. However, given that Monday was a bank holidays and the number of angry emails was on the increase since Friday evening, I decided to email the client back, letting them know the obvious.
Client: Why aren’t you answering my emails? I haven’t heard from you since Friday evening.
Me: It’s the weekend.
Client: I think you should work weekends.
Client: Fine, but you should know that I think you are making a very big mistake by not working weekends. Regardless, I expect to see designs complete by Monday morning.
Me: I can’t see how that would be possible. Also, Monday is a holiday. I will start working on Tuesday and you can expect to see designs later that day.
Client: In this current economic climate, you should work on bank holidays as well.
Me: Thanks for the advice. We can talk about it more on Tuesday.