I'm sure everybody has encountered headscratching situations in the workspace. Be it from colleagues or clients, some of them make you wanna vomit blood. Let's share our stories!
Client: The artwork colour needs to be exactly the same as our core product.
Me: Sure, just let my designer know your Pantone/CMYK/RGB code when you sent the requirements over.
*2 weeks later, designer crying. Client has been scolding them for incompetence and "blindness", and just arrived unannounced in the office*
Client: YOUR DESIGNER ALL BLIND OR STUPID? I SAID MUST BE SAME COLOUR! I MUST HAVE SAID THIS AT LEAST 10,000 TIMES!
Me: Designer, you guys didn't follow brief? Forward it to me I check. Sorry client, gimme 5 mins.
Client: *angry face*
*I check and there's no problem at all. Followed brief down to the last fullstop*
Me: Miss Client, as you can see here, its the same colour code in your brief, and..
*CLIENT EXPLODES, CUTS ME OFF AND STARTS SHOUTING DAMN LOUDLY*
Client: What's wrong with all of you! Even you at your level don't understand simple English!
*Whips out her laptop to open the artwork*
Client: Can you see how different it is!? Look, your laptop, her PC and mine all different colour!
*Whips out actual product and aggressively slams it against all the screens*
Client: And NONE of them matches my real product!!!!!!!
At this point, COO came into my room to ask what's going on since he's next door and can hear everything. He discovers that the client doesn't understand how different machines show colours differently, and that "real" colour on a screen doesn't mean "real" colour produced.
He literally threw her out of the office and broke their contract.
Colleague A: You want some bacon? I bring back from Australia. I put some in the oven for you, later try okay?
Colleague B: Err... but I'm vegetarian you know right.
Colleague A: Oh, I thought you ony cannot eat meat in Singapore. Then how about this kangaroo jerky? Its not beef.
Note: Clients From Hell is a real website founded in 2009.
Edited by chryst, 22 December 2017 - 12:19 PM.