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stabbed in the back twice today.
first: we reviewed some wireframes a week ago and i was arguing hard for some changes that would improve functionality. the ia was on my side and we were battling it out with the strategy department. a week later the owner sees the wires, he sees the errors and has a talk with strategy. he calls me in and literally uses my argument against me. turns out strategy made it sound like i was running with the wires and made the decisions, then used my argument to improve them. wtf.
second: two weeks ago we have a client in to review some creative. i say "hey, i took your photo and had to flip it for blah blah reasons. the logos are backwards and i noticed that in a similar photo you guys did the logos were removed. what do you want me to do?" and they said "it's fine. they're so small anyways no one will notice". so today they're at their event getting lambasted for the logos being backwards, shit is hitting the fan here and the project manager, account manager and client all seem to forget that conversation ever took place. i'm getting shit on for the error. wtf.
these are the people i have to work with...
everyone for themselves. that's how it goes, sadly. people don't want to risk their jobs so they point fingers. it sucks.
cant say much to the client, but you can sure as hell tear into strategy for throwing you under the bus.
where u workin ats?
so what happened when you calmly explained to your boss what really happened?
anyway, karma seems to be setting in for stabbing so many hobo's
that sucks man. you need to start recording all conversations with a voice recorder, Jack Bauer style. Keep that shit around when you need to back that ass up.
Damn Kona sorry to hear, i hate that shit. Grab a smoothie and do what you do best!
Email. Say things in email.
yes! email, email, email!
I dont do shit unless its in an email and I always throw out the disclaimer:
"OK, so just to double check, I recommend against this. I have your approval to proceed"
This works like a charm and I never get shit on... in a place where shit is thrown daily. Sure it comes off as a dick move, but I bet that feels better than the way you feel now. I've been there and nothing hurts more when someone throws you under the bus and you have nothing to back up your claims.
I feel for ya man.
^ and CC everybody you can. if the janitor has an email, CC him too.
Not the same issue, but I've been dealing with a client who is going against not only our best practices, but standard usage for search tools in web sites. Actually told me on a call this week "We hear what you're saying, we know you understand how people use this on a website. We disagree completely."
We're literally talking here about searches within a section not just returning results for that section, but all other sections of the site, which is so awful. That's what the site search is for. But they want it, so they get it. So, when you search news on the site, thinking you will just get news based on your criteria, you also get 6 other result sets, meaning you might not even go to the content you searched for, but something else. Strange...