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Tim McCulloch:
...Las Vegas for a recent political event with a very unhappy presenter?

Riley Casey:
and did they get paid? That said I'm unclear on did the prompters not work or were they unstable in the wind and thus unreadable? Same thing to the client of course but that may or may not have been something the vendor could have addressed. The techniques one brings to a hotel ballroom sometimes don't prevail on the desert in 110F heat. Who'da thunk?


--- Quote from: Tim McCulloch on June 09, 2024, 08:01:10 PM ---...Las Vegas for a recent political event with a very unhappy presenter?

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Tim McCulloch:
The thing I learned about political events some 30 years ago, is "get paid up front."

Dave Pluke:

--- Quote from: Tim McCulloch on June 10, 2024, 10:11:46 AM ---The thing I learned about political events some 30 years ago, is "get paid up front."

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+1000 !

Blazing sun, 110F heat and a disgruntled 'client'. Wouldn't wish that gig on my worst enemy.

Dave

Ike Zimbel:

--- Quote from: Tim McCulloch on June 10, 2024, 10:11:46 AM ---The thing I learned about political events some 30 years ago, is "get paid up front."

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No guff. Also about 30 years ago, the company I was managing would get these last minute calls from a local Member of Parliament (MP)...on the order of "can you have a sound system at such-and-such community hall for 5:00 o'clock today?". This had been going on for years when I took over the position. When I dug into the details I discovered that the only way that they would pay is if you said "You still owe us for the last time..." then they would issue a check for the outstanding amount, and then leave us on the hook until the next election cycle. This all came to a head when his new campaign manager turned out to be a guy who had stiffed us for an entire convention (an unrelated, non-political convention...unless you consider tobacco wholesalers to be political ???).
Up here, we have something called a "Private Member's Bill", which means that any elected member can introduce a piece of legislation, regardless of whether they're in the majority party, or the opposition, or independent etc. These often fail to pass, but will occasionally if it's an emotional issue. Anyway, when the sketchy campaign manager called with the usual last minute request, I'd had enough. So I asked him..."Hey Bob, wasn't your guy the first MP to introduce a throbbing member's bill in the House?" Silence. They stopped calling after that, and I wasn't sorry to have "lost" the business.  :P

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