DAWGS BLOG UPDATE

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DAWGS BLOG UPDATE

HERE IS MY RANT:

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW THERE HAS BEEN SOME CHANGES GOING ON THIS WEBSITE.

I HIRED AN INTERNET GUY TO DO SOME “FIXING UP” AND THERE HAS BEEN SOME ISSUES THAT HAD TO BE DEALT WITH, AS THERE ALWAYS IS.

MY GOAL WAS TO MOVE AWAY FROM WORDPRESS TO A MORE USER-FRIENDLY PLATFORM AND IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FUNCTIONALITY. HE PROJECTED 3-6 WEEKS.

THE PROJECT STARTED OUT LIKE GANGBUSTERS BUT THE INTERNET GUY HIRED STARTED GETTING FLAKEY.

SHORTLY AFTER THE RETAINER WAS PAID, HE WENT TO MEXICO TO LIVE, AS HE PUT IT, AND COMMUNICATION GOT MORE DIFFICULT BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

FOR SOME REASON LESS THAN A MONTH LATER HE WAS BACK IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, WHO KNOWS WHY.

ALL THE WHILE SOME PROGRESS WAS DONE AND THEN SOME BACKWARD MOTION STARTED HAPPENING.

THEN ONE DAY I NOTICED SOMEONE FROM PAKISTAN WAS IN THE ADMINISTRATION AREA OF DAWGS BLOG AND I HAD NO IDEA WHY.

AFTER SOME EFFORT I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO GET AHOLD OF THE IT GUY AND HE SAID IT WAS A MEMBER OF HIS TEAM.

I WAS NOT ADVISED NOR CONSENTED TO OTHERS TO BE IN MY SITE, THOUGH NOT TOTALLY OPPOSED IF IT GETS THE WORK DONE.

SO MANY DRAMATIC CHANGES WERE MADE I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET ADEQUATE POSTINGS UP DO TO AN OUTDATED, AND NON-FUNCTIONAL, EDITOR WAS ALL I HAD TO USE.

I DID EXPRESS MY CONCERNS TO MY IT GUY AND HE ADVISED TO NOTE MY ISSUES IN AN EMAIL AND HIS OFFICE HOURS WERE FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM, AND HE WAS GOING OUT OF TOWN FOR A FEW DAYS,

THIS IS IN AN INDUSTRY THAT RUNS 24/7.

SEVERAL DAYS LATER ON 3-26-2021 I EXPRESSED MY ISSUES OF NOT BEING ABLE TO POST MY TYPICAL FRIDAY-SUNDAY POSTS AND ADVISING HIM MY FRUSTRATION LEVELS PEAKED TO THE MAX, AND WE ARE APPROACHING 8 WEEKS INTO THE PROJECT.

I RECEIVED NO RESPONSE FROM HIM.

ON 4-2-2021 I AGAIN EMAILED HIM, AND NOT RECIEVEING A RESPONSE FROM 7 DAYS PRIOR, SAYING I HAVE HAD TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CHANGES TO MAKE FOR THINGS TO BE FUNCTIONAL AGAIN, I ALSO ADVISED HIM SINCE I AM DOING THE WORK MYSELF IAM REQUESTING TO RECEIVE ½ OF MONIES PAID BACK IN A REFUND.

THIS DID SEEM TO GET HIS ATTENTION ALL OF THE SUDDEN AND HE TRIED TO CONTACT ME ON THE EASTER WEEKEND, BUT I WAITED UNTIL MONDAY TO TRY TO TALK AND HE WAS TEXTING ME AT 7:00AM TO WANT TO TALK.

WE DID TALK @8:00 AM AND I WAS VERY VERBAL ABOUT HIS DISSAPPEARING ACT OF THE PREVIOUS 10 DAYS AND THOUGH HE WAS APOLOGETIC HE REFUSED TO REFUNHD MONEY AND STILL WANTED TO DO THE PROJECT AND I TOLD HIM IT APPEARS HE IS TOO UNRELIABLE FOR MY NEEDS.

ALSO, OF NOTE DURING EASTER WEEK HE SAID HE WAS IN THE LAS VEGAS AREA, AND SO WAS NEAR ME, BUT STILL CHOSE TO NOT MAKE ANY CONTACT AND LFT ME HANGING WITH MY WEB SITE ISSUES.

SO, NOW AT THIS POINT I AM STUCK WITH THE ISSUES I HAVE AND CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN HIGH FRUSTRATION LEVELS WITH WORDPRESS AND NOW THE IT GUY.

PARTY ETHIC NOT WORK ETHIC SEEMS TO BE THE NORM THESE DAYS

IF ANYONE WANTS TO KNOW HIS NAME AND COMPANY NAME LET ME KNOW I WILL BE HAPPY TO SHARE.

DAWG


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2 Comments

  1. Unfortunately normal for the IT crowd. Promise everything and deliver much less than expected. Must have gone to school in California.

    1. dawg417 – I am the guy people love because I am so honest, But then they get pissy when I do the same with them.
      dawg417 says:

      FROM THE “WHAT ABOUT ME GENERATION” AND DOES NOT WANT TO EARN THE MONEY JUST GET FREE MONEY, THEN PARTY PARTY PARTY.

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