Ok so besides my normal freelancing, I had a part time job designing for a marketing company. You know, those sites that are all "MOM MAKES TONS OF MONEY BY DOING NOTHING ZOMGGG". Yeah. Those. Technically, I was a contractor, so they were my customers...but they treated me like an employee a lot too.
I swear to god, I felt like I lost a bit of my soul every time I made one...but we were trying to pay the bills so...whatever.
Well last week, I had it.
I got an email from them on Memorial Day, asking if I could complete a huge project for them. I informed them I was on vacation, only had my laptop, so I probably would only be able to work on it later. No problem they said, this was just a notice so I would "be forewarned". I promptly finished our vacation (not a good one, lol...) and we drove home. I tried to destress from our "vacation" by not checking my email that night. Oh boy. :P
Next morning, they literally CALL me at home, asking wtf am I doing, and where are the project files.
Uh, well...I just got home super late last night... Apparently thats not an excuse. I was supposed to have completed that project by 7 or 8 pm last night. Which was five hours after I was first informed. Wow. I checked my email, and this was in NO way mentioned in any of the emails they sent.
They demanded I finish the project by 3 pm...it was 1 pm at that point. I told them that I do not work when my children are up, they would be down for naptime at 2, they said fine, just get it done within the hour...or else.
At 2, I checked the project...and mein gott....it was massive. Seven entire print designs, front and back, with unique designs for all of them. Not happening within an hour. As soon as I log on to my instant messenger, I get a bunch of "stop dragging your feet" and "where are the files?!?!"
That was it.
I informed them that I could not do the project due to extenuating circumstances, and promptly told the owner's wife she could do it herself.
I turned in my one week notice last night...honestly I don't even need to do that since they're MY customers, but I figure I might as well be polite. =D
From what I hear...all heck is breaking loose because I'm the only designer that was left. The owner's wife is one herself, but she's working 80 hour weeks trying to keep the company afloat as it is now. Oh well, they treated me like crud a lot of the time, and paid me a third of what I should be making. Can't say I'll miss it.