In spite of all our efforts, the candidate failed to arrive on a timely basis, and one minute after the scheduled time, I bailed out. Two minutes later, the candidate was trying to log in, to no avail.
That's when my dad's comment came back to me. Although I really wanted to reschedule, I couldn't help but think, if he really respected himself, he would have never placed himself in this situation (despite all our warnings to him on three separate occasions that this would happen). And so, I decided to fold.
I sure don't want anyone to treat anyone that way but we are a 100% Virtual Organization, and you can't keep a client waiting for you on a videoconference for more than 30 seconds - that's not the way to make a good first impression. And then I wondered, "Why did HE treat HIMSELF this way?" And if I were to eventually bring him on board, how many times would he put himself in a similar situation with not only me but also our clients AND prospective clients - especially when we're offering $5MM solutions?
on The New Virtual Organization World Consortium
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