one good thing about this hiatus is that many moderate or critically thinking conservatives with $ may now fund the moderates running for reelection over TP candidates because they see they're dealing with nitro and its BAD for "bidness" when it unexpectedly "explodes" (present situation). This may neuter the gonads of many TP candidates and return the Party from the brink of Hell to a more sensible and open to compromise entity ! We'll see ! Heard this on one of the political shows.
So Ted might be cruzin for a brusin !
However the TP is like Herpes... once you contract it - you own it for life ! Boehner: "Please pass the acyclovir please !!"
Gary, you're wandering all over a field of assumptions and stumbling on loose stones.
Yes, I resigned an account because he had lost the ability to leave his extreme right wing politics out of the conference room. He was, by that time, no longer a major account, so it was less painful for me to show him the door. That's not to say I'd have put up with him if he had a bigger budget. In fact, I made it clear to him that I found his remarks so offensive and out of place that I would feel totally mercenary taking his money (regardless of the size of the check) while being in such complete disagreement with him on a personal level. And that disagreement was manifested 100-fold by him insinuating his doctrine into every business conversation. Had he not done so, he might still be a client today.
In this case, despite a very obvious extreme political POV on the part of one of four partners and a marketing manager, I have yet to be confronted by it. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't have been aware of his ultra-pro-gun stance had I not been referred to his Trigger Time website by a colleague and web developer who told me he had built it (he was one of three web guys who I had sent RFPs for the client's site overhaul).
Thus far, every conversation has been strictly business — and the marketing manager who is my primary point of contact 90% of the time is basically a-political AFAICT. There is no discomfort — only a rejection of one individual's personal POV, and that is not a reason to put a big dent in my cash-flow, thankyouverymuch.
Hooboy. Dave, did you read the post you just responded to? There can be disagreement — even revulsion — over an issue without discomfort. If this guy starts interjecting his political POV into business discussions, that's a different story — and one which I've already experienced and reacted to as needed. Or, as you and Gary seem to suggest, should I just fire every client who's politics don't align precisely with my own? Wa wa waaaa... I don't wike you meany mans. Me no wanna work wif bad cwients wike you. Waaa waaaa...
Hey, on the upside, if you all each want to replace the lost billing I'd suffer, well hell, I could probably triple my revenue and never do a lick of work! EUREKA!
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