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From: "Dee Dee King,Certified Genealogist" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Advice on Difficult Client
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:40:25 -0700 (PDT)
Agreed. All my work requires payment upfront. The only folks who ever balked were those that created some degree of discomfort anyway.
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From: "Aunt Lizzie's Trunk" <>
My advice (now that the horse has escaped through the open barn door)
would be to not let 35 hours elapse without pay. Anything could happen
that would keep your from getting your fee. And I never send a report
(yes, it's an absolute) before I get my money. I got burned on a couple
of small jobs for seemingly nice clients. Now I explain that experience
to new clients and I've never had anyone back out or complain.
Dee Dee King, Certified Genealogist (sm), Certificate 903
Contract Genealogist, US Navy Casualty POW/MIA Branch
PO Box 1085, Manvel TX 77578
Certified Genealogist (CG) is a service mark (sm) of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, conferred to associates who consistently meet ethical and competency standards in accord with peer-reviewed evaluations every five years.