A few years back I had a client who would FTP into his server on Sunday morning and upload an old version of a random file, breaking the site. Then he’d call my boss and complain that I’d broken the site, who’d then call me. I’d remind my boss that I NEVER worked on a Sunday morning. This went on for a while because we were locked into a contract term with the guy.
Eventually he made this big huge deal about an email that he’d sent to me with a request that never got completed, and forwarded the email that he’d supposedly sent. My boss goes through his email, finds his copy, and discovers that the email was sent to a different person with a similar name, and calls him out for modifying the forwarded email to make it look like I was at fault.
The next week the contract term expired, and my boss fired the client.
After all that, the same guy calls a web development firm where I had a friend working as a sales rep. She told me it went like this:
Client: I just talked to your boss and he agreed to this, that, and the other thing for $[ridiculously low amount]. Let’s move forward with it.
Her: I was in the room with him when you were on the call, and he said no such thing.
Client: Anyway, what I’m looking for is…
And he moved on like nothing happened.
They didn’t take him on, either. I feel really bad for whomever did have to put up with his crap.