Client: We’re sorry, but we will not be renewing your employment contract next month. The owner feels you have not been very accessible. You have been great and do great work, so thank you!
This was after one month of working with a client that involved live web content edits over the phone (literally like I was taking dictation) on Friday nights. I answered calls and did work on Saturdays and Sundays in addition to the normal Monday through Friday schedule.
What’s more, I received this as a reply to an email where I asked to reschedule some tasks during the week of Thanksgiving due to my father-in-law’s passing. I didn’t even ask to cancel anything: just reschedule.