You know when you're just so angry with the world that you don't actually know what to do?
I received a letter from one of my clients this morning asking me to accept a CVA. A CVA is a Company Voluntary Agreement - a company realises that they're in trouble and asks their debtors to agree to a repayment schedule. Except in this case they're asking me to accept 30%, yup, that's thirty percent of the money they owe me, repaid over 6 months. That will work out at a grand sum of about £20 a month. I'm the only private individual on the list - all the rest of the debtors are big companies. A company is in a much better position to absorb losses than a person. The person who introduced me to the company has been paid in full (and isn't answering my phone calls).
The worst thing is - I had serious misgivings about them right from the start. During the site visit they confused metres with feet and gave me the stage measurements in metres so consequently I hired equipment commensurate with the measurements in metres. Talk about over doing it!!
Note to self - follow your instincts. If it feels wrong, it usually is.