In 25 years of practice I have never experienced this. Finally decided to fire a difficult client (drama, late on compensation, non-payment for late cancellations and verbally abusive)and now she is threatening to ruin my career by writing about me on the internet among other things. Does anyone have any experience with this or advice????
Hello Lena Ryman,
Not all business is good business. Sometimes we run in to the client who takes advantage a little too far and too often while we are doing our best to be professional at all times. I believe you do the right thing by letting them go. Word of mouth is also the best advertising; so, I would not worry about what one disrespectful client has to lie about when you have so many years of happy clients to back you. If you see/hear derogatory comments from this individual you will have the opportunity to defend yourself…respectfully and professionally, of course.
This situation is most uncomfortable and hurtful; but, remember to do your stress reducing program to get through.
Best of luck,
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.