Posts Tagged ‘IAG’

Berman & Garfinkel, Attorneys At Law

22 Aug

Every Slot's Been Filled

Every Slot's Been Filled


Originally published on Aug 22, 1997

Not since that night, yes, THAT night. I did get a follow-up note from Garfinkel a month or so back, and as usual attached at the end of the note was that sending work my way, recommend you to anybody chachacha that came at the end of EVERY SINGLE NOTE of about seven or eight I got from the two of them plus of course the three or four mouth to ear versions being much of the same.

In September I will make my move to shake them up after giving them the benefit of the doubt of a long lazy hot summer. They've not even finished up their site in the "other services" and "testimonials" department. I heard rumors of patent lawyers coming aboard. No movement there either. No other projects, not even a whisper, except when I put some new badge or widget on their page, and write to explain. Then come the thanks and golly geez, you are swell Gabriel and the obligatory carrot at the end, but nothing else. I still handle all their mail, forwarding probably a half dozen pieces a week. But only one person even indicated he fit the bill, had invented something, paid for and was ripped off by crooked marketers, and was wondering what to do next. He, however, suspected that this IAG outfit was pretty much of the same. Everybody else has some grandiose opinion of themselves, saying silly things like they've always had a knack for good ideas and could IAG please help them figure out how to "sell" an invention, or more to the point, an idea.

No inventions had yet made it onto the drawing board, much less off it. I pass all the letters along, but I know nothing's come of it. I figure I should spark their interest in further work on the site, at cost to them, or I should just turn the site over to them. Although I do see their site as somewhat of an orphan child I will no doubt take an interest in seeing through its slow days, I don't see handling this thing unto perpetuity without any compensation. That $175 they spent on me is long gone. What a bust!

You should have sent that to Berman. One good spammer deserves another, don't you reckon?



18 May

Means Of Production

Means Of Production


Originally posted Sun 18 May 1997

The next day fallout...

[ootmop = owner of the means of production]

"recalcitrant (adj.) 1. Marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of
authority or guidance."

I have to deal with recalcitrant support staff on a daily basis, and I don't expect it from a fellow billing professional. Yes, you own the means of production. I own the means of producing the potential of work and, thus, money. No love lost over your inability and/or /unwillingness to conform to my schedule yesterday; however, don't criticize your client or his middleman. Sure, there's a time for criticism, but contract negotation is *not* the time. Understood? Are we still in this together?[SET]

We are "still in this together" as far as my word has taken me, and as of this writing, that translates into one thing and one thing only: I am waiting to hear from you on the status of the IAG job. That job and that deal. Beyond that, we have nothing but the same quarrel I observe between us, as stated in Saturday's memos. And that is all I have to say on the matter at this time, in order to ... oops, you just called and want to come over to play, and as a weak link or a good leader (a polemic no doubt open to debate), I said okay... [GT]


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