- 6 years ago
So the caterer that tried to bill us 300 dollars for his time when we didn’t book with him just sent me a linkedin invite. I think this is really creepy, since he is angry with us and wants us to pay his 300 dollar bill.
My finance says to leave it alone: I don’t know, we work in the same circles in my town, but he wont return our calls t odiscuss the matter. I put together a note to send him, but I would have to get my fiance’s okay. I think maybe it would be better for Fiance to call him directly (don’t put anything in writing).
This is what I wrote…I don’t know what to do with this guy. He is like a mosquito..
Against my fiance’s advice, I am writing you a note to ask why you would want to connect with me on Linkedin. I have lost so much sleep over our exchange, I really feel like I am misunderstood in our communications and this whole thing is a giant misunderstanding.
It has been a long time since I have had to book a caterer which, to me, until we sign and close the deal…I don’t have that booking…that is how every other caterer I spoke with treated me and after dealing with a few, you assume this is how you will be treated. I wish we had gotten to know one another more in the process, or your terms explained to me, some caterers book several events in one night…again, how am I to know this would have cost you money potentially? Please put yourself in my shoes just for a second.
We honestly didn’t know, and feel we have every right to make a decision that is best for our wedding, and honestly didn’t want you to lose any prospects so honestly right away told you this via email as we hadn’t heard back from you with the contract anyhow. I was trying to do you a favour and tell you right away, so your responses were certainly very unexpected, to say the least. I used to book catering events all the time for an Italian caterer in Niagara and that is how I was taught to do business.
As small business owners ,we definitely see your point on why you would be upset but also put yourself in our shoes. Additionally, in our business I have many clients that go with us asking to help us hire someone, where they find someone on their own or go with an internal candidate and I never get paid for my work. One time I drove up to XXX and spent a whole day interviewing candidates on a company’s behalf, only for her to turn around and say she can’t hire for that role now as they were put on a hiring freeze.
As you haven’t returned our calls to discuss this issue, I do not understand why connecting with me on Linkedin is something you would request, in all honesty.