- 6 years ago
Hey Bees, I’m a regular here, and this one is really personal so I went anon.
I hired a relative to do all my paper goods, they have their own buisness its just a small side thing but none the less I was led to believe they were a professional. I have seen her work, its cute, she is mid twenties or older so its not like a 16 year old with photoshop just to be clear. This relative is somewhat distant. Its my brothers, wifes little sister. So not really related to me but you understand still family, we have vacationed with her because we do lots of big family functions so it is a complicated relationship.
I hired her to do save the dates, invitations, place cards, menus, programs – all my paper goods – and I gave her a decent budget so I’m not expecting any favors from her. I contacted her over 2 months ago to do this and she was excited and said she would get a save the date proof to me as soon as she could but she had a lot of other projects ahead of me. I gave her a deadline of when I wanted to send the save the dates out she said no problem. A few weeks ago by and I ask for a status report and she said still really busy but in a week she will contact me for more details about color scheme so she can get the design right. Cool.
Ok well as of this week that deadline that I gave her to get me save the dates has come. I havn’t even seen an initial proof yet, she doesn’t even know color scheme yet so bascially there is no way its going to happen. I could extend the deadline but frankly I don’t want to. If this is how hard it is to get anything from her I don’t want to spend the next few months chasing someone that I’m paying to do something for me. Its a simple save the date imagine how terrible it would be to get invitations done! I already contacted another person who said they could get me save the dates designed in a week.
How do I fire her? This is really uncomfortable for me, my brother is really close to her and I don’t want our big family events to be awkward. I want to be nice about it but I’m done waiting. Any suggestions on wording or did anyone ever have to fire a family member before?