Client Demands AE Ask Permission to Take Vacation

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AdPulp's David Burn points to anonymous ad blog Agency Tart on which the writer castrates his (or her) client for telling him permission should have been requested when he told the client Monday he'd be out of the office this Wednesday through Monday...but fully available via Blackberry. We all know some clients like to keep their agency folk on a tight leash but after laughing at the client thinking the whole thing was a joke, Agency Tart minced no words over being treated like a kid and wrote, "[the client] proceeded to tell me that he expects me to clear it in advance with him any time I plan to take off, as it might not 'coincide with the company's needs.' You gotta be kidding me. While I'm gone, I'll scour the souvenir shops looking for a device that will help him get his head out of his ass."

Clearing your vacation with your immediate supervisor, yes. Sharing your vacation plans with your client, yes. Being required to ask your client if you can take time off like a second grader asking his teacher to go to the bathroom...um, not so much.

by Steve Hall    Jul- 5-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies, Strange, Worst   

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The Tart has another post about his/her need for a Xanax prescription.

I got another promotion today. Jesus christ! CanŐt these people see that I canŐt stand dealing with the client directly?!

Funny stuff...

Posted by: David Burn on July 5, 2007 11:21 AM

Clients have traditionally expected their agencies to be available to them on a "beck and call" basis -- one reason why I never work with or for agencies.

Posted by: Bob Bly on July 6, 2007 10:11 AM

Clients have traditionally expected their agencies to be available to them on a "beck and call" basis -- one reason why I never work with or for agencies.

Posted by: Bob Bly on July 6, 2007 10:11 AM

Clients have traditionally expected their agencies to be available to them on a "beck and call" basis -- one reason why I never work with or for agencies.

Posted by: Bob Bly on July 6, 2007 10:11 AM

That device the Tart mentions (for removing head from posterior) sounds great. I do hope one such device is found. It could come in extremely handy in this business...

Posted by: Londoner on July 10, 2007 4:12 AM





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