I am a reasonable person--I bill my Web Clients once a month for all charges incurred. At the bottom of all of my invoices I have placed the following disclaimer: Payment is due upon receipt. I have done this because, sadly, lazy people like to play dumb and say, "I thought I had 30 days to pay." One of my newer Web Clients did just that. Sheesh! I cannot afford to wait 30 days for payment for services rendered--I know very few Freelancers who can.
I think it's pathetic that 99.9% of people out there are lazy. Apparently, I am part of a dying breed, namely the 1% who goes above and beyond in both my business relationships and personal ones. I know the people I associate with appreciate it--they've told me so!
This morning I was in Manhattan to run a few errands. First stop: An AT & T Store for a new cell phone battery. The clerk barley acknowledged my presence, again lazy! It wasn't until I placed my phone on the counter rather loudly that I caught his attention. I told him I had a two-year service contract and wanted to replace the battery--I thought it would be free, because I have a contract, but no, I had to cough up $30.00--at least it's a business expense. Next up: Whole Foods for some Sushi, I deserved a treat, some fresh vegetables--gotta stay healthy and Sugar in the Raw, unprocessed, brown sugar that's not only better for me, but it also helps alleviate my Dry Eye Symptoms! After that I got a few odds and ends at Trader Joe's in Union Square, where they teased me, because I had a Whole Foods bag at my feet.