Clients from hell. It has a nice ring to it, ain’t it? They make the Devil look like the angel he is. So what are the signs you have clients from hell?
They treat you like shite.
They don’t give a rat’s arse about your feelings, your time, whether you have a family and to a point your effort. It’s always about them, never about you.
They want everything NOW.
Their demand is never realistic. “I want it now. I don’t care how, but I want it now.” These clients never understand that they’re not only dealing with you but other people as well. Every so often, there’s no end to their ignorance.
They never listen.
You’ve given your fair share of advice – the dos and the don’ts, what can be delivered and what cannot be done. At the end of the day, everything was vetoed by your client and things turn from bad to worse, yet you’re the one to be blamed.
They are never happy.
You completed your job as promised, delivered as what the client wanted yet still being scrutinised for a job well done. It’s just never enough.
The road is a lonely one when handling these types of people. Know when to leave, because as my uncle always said, it’s never worth a dog shite in the street.