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Just venting!!

wadesgirl

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Jul 25, 2007
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GRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!! :grumpy: What is wrong with my hosts this month?!?!?!?!?! I have two this month that are giving me gray hairs!! I always set up the day to close the party before I leave their house with full instructions on how things work after their party.

The first one, who's party was TWO WEEKS ago, still hasn't closed her party. Last week I tried to call her a few times only to finally get an email on Friday that said that they had been sick and she hadn't had a lot of time to work on it. I emailed her back asking her to email me her orders and we would take care of the payment over the phone. Never heard back from her after more phone calls and emails until Wednesday of this week! Another email just saying that she had been busy and hasn't given it a lot of thought. I finally put my foot down and reminded her that one of her bookings is this Saturday - she would not get any booking benefits or past host discounts unless we closed by today (Friday). Last night she finally sent her last orders and her orders to which I replied that I would call tonight for payment. I leave her a message when I get off work to which she finally replies that I am to call later tonight to get her payment. Here's hoping she answers her phone when I call in 30 minutes! That and one of her guests (the past host) emailed me to ask why I hadn't charged her card she. She had purchased other items and no longer had the money to buy all the items she ordered. We worked out a deal but I'm still not happy about it. I'm also hoping that we don't have any declined credit cards since it's now been open for two weeks!

My second host's party was this Monday, we had plans to close tonight (Friday) since she would have money tonight. Well the first thing she says to me is "Can we hold this open until NEXT THURSDAY when I get paid?". UGH!!! I tried to remind her that holding her show open longer can cause some issues and closing on the last day of the month might cause other issues. Nope, she wants to wait until she gets paid. I finally get her to give me the orders she has right now and she suggests meeting this weekend to get a check from her that I can hold until Thursday. I try to remind her that we talked about using a debit/credit card and that I'm super busy this weekend and wouldn't be able to meet her anyway. Then she asks if I can meet her at the host's house - NO, I don't live close to the host's house!!! This is why I want a card not a check!! Of course I had a smile on my face and politely explained my policy to her again. I finally agreed to meet her at the past host's house which is closer to me on Tuesday.

Okay I'm done venting - just super annoyed right now. Already dealing with a stupid coworker and now this. I don't want to hold either of these shows open any longer and I don't want to submit any of these shows at the end of the month. I hate waiting until the last day - things always go wrong when that happens. I'm on track to earn the $3000 level this month which would be my highest month in a long time. Thanks for listening - only you guys would truly understand my frustrations!!
 

wadesgirl

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I was almost a little bit more peeved - Host 1 did not answer her phone when I called but she did call me right back - her show is finally closed. I probably seemed like the crazy PC lady but seriously - it isn't that hard to take care of this!!
 

wadesgirl

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Should have known - declined credit card! This is what happens when you leave your show open for two weeks. People don't always keep track of their purchases and don't think that you will charge their card two weeks later. Crappy thing is it's the host's daughter and she didn't leave me a phone number! :(
 

esavvymom

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Should have known - declined credit card! This is what happens when you leave your show open for two weeks. People don't always keep track of their purchases and don't think that you will charge their card two weeks later. Crappy thing is it's the host's daughter and she didn't leave me a phone number! :(

Call the host then. Maybe next time she will not take so long (wishful thinking....and it wouldnt be a next time with me!). And if she said anything, just say that this is usually what happens when shows are left open beyond a few days. Least it was a card, and not a check that bounces and costs YOU money.
 

wadesgirl

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Jul 25, 2007
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Call the host then. Maybe next time she will not take so long (wishful thinking....and it wouldnt be a next time with me!). And if she said anything, just say that this is usually what happens when shows are left open beyond a few days. Least it was a card, and not a check that bounces and costs YOU money.

This is what I tried to warn the 2nd host about especially since it's closing at the end of the month. I will actually see the first host tomorrow and see what she says.
 
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