I’m a web developer/designer. I’ve been working on a small site for a client over the past few months to complete a WordPress site, providing support, fixing the WordPress template that they purchased, and answering questions. They have been doing some of the work themselves as they have some skill with WordPress. A couple of days ago, I got an email.
Client: I really need to get the site launched this Thursday. It’s critical it launches on that day only at a specific time which I’ll select as we get closer.
I inquire further and discover that they’ve consulted with an astrologer who has selected this specific date with specific, one-hour time slots when they should launch the website.
I tried to accommodate this, but because of another meeting in the morning, work for other clients and, you know, other rational reasons, I was unable to complete the site launch within one of those 1 hour windows. I told them I was unable to complete the work on that day, but I could finish it tomorrow.
Client: We absolutely cannot do it tomorrow, it has to be done today. I would have to wait until October before I can launch the site.
October is three months from now, and is apparently the next astrologically beneficial time window. I told them to find someone else who can accommodate their time windows. They’re only paying about $500-$600 and I have other clients that are worth about to $30,000 this year alone.