Maybe my brother was right about the alpha male thing after all because today, I'm pissed.
Somebody really pissed me off on Monday and would you believe I'm still stewing about it? The problem is, I am holding back what I would really like to say and do because I have signed a contract and paid this person a large sum of money to provide a service for me, so I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. At issue; money, of course.
I don't care for the way this person handles business and it has been a sticking point between us for quite some time. I thought I'd made myself clear, when I entered into this contract, I would be sticking to my plan, considering it was my money. This person agreed to stay on plan, then took my money and since has done nothing but butt heads with me and belittle me for working to stick to my plan.
But the real breaking point was on Monday. That person made a grave error. The crime committed was one my mother would describe as fatal. My mom would always say, "Don't ever make the mistake of taking my kindness for stupidity."
And that's exactly what happened.
Unfortunately for me, once you have gotten me to that point, there's no going back. You're dead to me, fired, I'll cut you off like a sales tag on a new pair of shoes, gone. And I'm at that point. How am I going to work with this person now?
Since the choice I have is to fore fit the money already paid or shut my mouth and continue on, I am taking my own advice and deleting the emotion from the equation. Now I'm running the show in a very professional and bottom line way and all of my dealings with this person will be of delegation and no negotiation. I will, however, make it quite clear there will be a zero tolerance policy in place for any opinions said person is to offer. I'm simply not interested. And I'm not sure it's gong to work out for me, anyway. I'm not sure I can continue to work with this person.
I have 10 days to decide.
Either way, it has been an expensive lesson.