Post # 1
I found out that my picture is in a local magazine. I have been trying to get a copy, so that I can see it. I emailed the Editor of this magazine, asking how I can get my hands on a copy. She saw that I worked for a hotel chain and asked me to get her a room in DC for MLK weekend!! WHAT!! Who does that? That is no where near professional. How would you respond?
Post # 3
Was she asking you to comp her a room in return for the magazine? Or just asking for help her find a room?
Is she sending you the magazine?
Post # 4
id say, sorry, were booked orrrr……. welll sure i can, itll be 300 (whatever it costs) per night blah blah…… now about that magazine….
Post # 5
I don’t know what MLK is but she’s asking for a freebie?
I would figure out who her higher up is and contact them (her publisher?). If she is the head honcho, I would threaten her by telling this story to the editor of your local paper or some other media outlet. Unbelievable.
Post # 6
@KatNYC2011: She was asking me to use my employee rate for her. Kind of felt like a bribe to me! I am not getting the magazine. She says that she only has a few left and she wanted to see how bad;y I really wanted a copy!!
@Just_Squeeze: Martin Luther King Holiday. So, you think that I should take it further?
BTW..this is a FREE magazine!
Post # 7
@PrncssDva: Absolutely! I worked for a magazine and the Publisher was head honcho not the editor. I bet this woman does this a lot and the publisher has no clue! Want me to draft an email for you?? 😉
I can’t stand unprofessionalism. Whether it’s like this example, the service industry or customer service. Or the b!tch at the grocery store who texted insted of helping us bag our groceries!
Post # 8
It makes me sad that there are people out there like that.
Post # 9
holy crap – who publishes this magazine because i would be sending her demands up the line to call out her bs!
Post # 10
@Just_Squeeze: I would love to see the email draft. 🙂
@MissHobbit: I know!
@eloping: I have to find out who is above her.
Post # 11
Yikes! PPs are right, she definitely has no right to make those demands. Find a higher up and then call the circulation/business department or mailroom, they will have no problem getting you a copy. I work for a trade mag, also free–we put in short print run orders if we run out, NEVER make demands of the people requesting extras!!
Post # 12
I was under the impression that you published a free magazine and I emailed Mrs. _________, your editor, to enquire about obtaining a copy after learning that a photo of myself appears in your (Month/date/year) issue.
I would like to bring to your attention her reply to me which I consider unprofessional and, to be honest, I was taken aback at her request.
She was ready to pawn an extra issue in return for a hotel stay using my employee discount. When I refused, she highlighted her unprofessionalism even further by stating that she “just wanted to see how badly I wanted a copy”.
Please assure me that there are in fact only a few copies of the magazine left and I was not refused one because of what seems like a vindictive reply to an already absurd request.
I also hope that Mrs. ________________ does not practice making “deals” with your advertisers and clients on a regular basis.
Awaiting your reply,
Ps. If the editor spot becomes available, I do know a sweet bee who would be interested in the position. (LOL! Just kidding about the p.s.!)
Post # 13
@Just_Squeeze: Ooh this is awesome!! Thanks! LOL at the P.S.
Post # 15
@PrncssDva:I hope you send that letter/email!!!!
Post # 16
@Just_Squeeze: excellent letter, I don’t think it could be improved at all.