Working across time zones
I am feeling quite good today. Cos I managed to finish one project on time and the client accepted my work without even a wink of the eye. It was a good project and he was a good client. I’d really love to work for you again Ramon.
And I had to chat up two other clients because we were having serious communication gaps. The gaps were created mainly due to the time zone differences. When I work they are not and when they do I am not. So I send them a mail asking for a clarification or explaining something I have done and I end up getting an answer the next day and my response goes to them the next day etc. So I decided to get things moving faster, so I had to stay up and chat them up.
They were productive sessions. Clarified and agreed upon almost all the things that were pending at hand. So today I did what I promised I’d do and sent them the stuff. Now tonight I have to chat to them again to see their response. Unless I don’t get that done tonight, I’ll only be able to catch them on Monday evening. Cant wait that long, cos my deadlines are nearing.
The only thing bad about client interactions that go late into the night is that does not digest well with my wifee! She hates it when I have to stay up to work cos she misses cuddling upto me! Well, that’s something I’ll have to find a way to balance. Can’t disappoint her at any cost!