Sydney, 24th December 2009
I don’t know about fellow lighting consultants but I am pretty sure I am not the only one with the Xmas blues. What I mean is this never ending chase from clients for lighting design information, as if there are no Xmas holidays! Even though we have informed our clients well in advance about the closure of our office during the Xmas holidays there seem to be no respect for it. Today again I received a request to issue some documents and drawings this week and some more by the end of next week. Is it so difficult to understand that we have our holidays as well? Come their own holidays (like Chinese New Year Holidays for instance) for sure we need to respect theirs. I know the client is supposed to be King but some respect and understanding would be nice. Certainly if we communicate this properly and advise on the schedules for our document issues.
Every year again I am telling myself, ok this year we will make sure all is well covered so we can have our holidays in peace, but every year again somehow there seem to be a few projects that have no consideration of the Xmas holidays. It may be the curse of doing international projects in countries with different cultural backgrounds… If anyone has a good suggestion how to deal with this let me know!
Merry Xmas everybody!