This happened early on in my web development career.
The client is showing me a website where every page
is in Flash and nothing is working very well.
Client: We’ve got this website that our previous guy
did. It’s not finished, and some pages are broken. We need you to sort it out.
Me: I can do that. But, rather than just fixing
it, to be honest you’re better off rebuilding it entirely.
Client: No, we don’t want to do that, just fix it.
Three weeks later.
Me: Here it is.
Client: Great! Thanks, Good job! Brilliant. Send in
Two months and multiple unanswered calls and emails
later, culminating in me calling the client’s accounts department to check up
on the invoice, the client finally calls me back.
Client: We showed it to our client and they don’t
like it. It hasn’t really changed. I agree it’s a bit naff really, so we won’t
be paying you. Don’t call
our accounts department again.