Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Today has not been a good one

Yesterday at lunch I got more news on the family stuff. I can't talk about it here. But thinking about it is like being kicked in the stomach. It breaks my heart. But I'll keep praying about it and trusting that things will be fine.

Then today I got the news that my biggest retainer client has decided not to renew my contract, despite the fact that he previously had said he would. This company pays slightly more than 50% of my monthly salary, so it's a biggie.

It's not the end of the world, but it's not a fun place to be either. Tomorrow I'll start looking for more work.

Also, I got some recommendations from another client, but things got complicated. See, i partner with someone else on this account. I do the PR writing and she oversees the media liaison, so I work under her banner. Then I got hired to ghost write this client's book and do her web copy, which my partner was ok with and it all got done just fine. But now, the client wants to recommend my copywriting to some of her clients and my partner wants it to be under her banner. To me, this has nothing to do with media relations - it's ad hoc brochure copy and possible web writing - so I don't think it should be under her name.

*sigh* Today's a pity party day.

Excuse me till tomorrow. I'll try some smiles then, I promise.

11 comments:

Hayley said...

Ah...hope it gets better soon.

Shayne said...

Oh Tam, you're in my thoughts and prayers xxx

Slyde said...

ouch. hang in there, missy.

hope all is well with the fam.

DBAWIW said...

Wow, Tamara. What a really hard day. Sorry about all the struggle of late.

po said...

Sorry to hear it Tamara. I hope that blogging made it a tiny bit better.

Bagman and Butler said...

Doesn't sound like a "partner" but more of a boss. Maybe this is the beginning of your own business.

phillygirl said...

Awe hon. That does sound like a rough day :( Here's hoping the week only improves for you!

Damaria Senne said...

hag in there. (((((hugs)))))

Helen said...

Oh wow that sounds tough, I hope everything works out and SOON!

Tamara said...

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the support and sympathy.

Angel said...

Squishes T...