Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"You gotta work with me on this."

I wasn't sure if I should post this on Fire That Agency! or here on my own blog. I suppose I really should post something on FTA this year, but BeckEye and Skyler's Dad have been doing such an awesome job on that blog, that I've developed a little performance anxiety. So I decided to post it here because it actually goes well beyond the scope of advertising agencies.

This is a must-see clip for any of you out there who work your asses off in the creative services industries - especially my friends who are self-employed, freelancers, artists, photographers, printers, web or print designers, etc. Unfortunately for us, we deal with bullshit like this all the time from our clients:


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Mr London Street said...

Very good!

Out of curiosity, what happened to that pistols guy from Fire That Agency? He wasn't bad.

Bill Stankus said...

Oh yeah,

I've experienced that enough to say this video is like watching and listening to fingernails on a blackboard.

Stuff like, "Oh, I love your work ... can you build it out of expensive solid teak with dovetails and a hand rubbed finish... but your price is too high. Dania or IKEA has something similar for a quarter of your price... but I do love and respect furniture makers like yourself."

SkylersDad said...

"We can make this work" just about made me want to pull that ass-hats lower intestine up through his mouth.

And by the way, I am not buying that performance anxiety thing. You just don't want to show us up with your awesomeness.

God said...

I want to punch all of them and their budgets.

Eric said...

LMAO, everybody wants a bargain...
Katrocket, thanks for posting this.

Soda and Candy said...

Absolute gold!
I love the one of "Oh can you just teach us how to do it?"

edder said...


I'm sorry to say I've been on the client side as well as the creative and wanted to throw things every time a VP told me to go back and haggle.

Interesting timing. I just posted a "what am I doing with my life?" today.

Sometimes work just sucks your soul out of your body and should not be so.

BeckEye said...

What are the rest of us, Mr. London Street? Chopped liver?? Harrumph.

This vid has made the rounds at work. But I hate work, so I enjoyed watching it here much more.

Tennyson ee Hemingway said...

that was awesome. I mean, I work for a physiotherapist and we get this from clients all the time. "I'll pay you for today, when I come back next week, then I'll pay you for that week later." douchebags. and what has happened to pistols?

Lulu LaBonne said...

That made me laugh - a lot, I often have to quote the two out of three rule.

1. You want it Cheap
2. You want it Fast
3. You want it Good

'You can have two out of three sir'

the girl with the pink teacup said...

I shuddered at that last scene: "why don't you just show us how you did it, so we can do it ourselves at home?" How more arsehole clients like this aren't seriously injured each year, I'll never know.