Tuesday, March 07, 2006

don't make me fire up the soldering iron of justice!

your friendly neighborhood happyfunboy isn't all that friendly, nor neighborly, nor particularly happy right about now.

seems that a certain vendor...for funs and grins, we'll give them the supersecret codename of mothership...contacted someone submitted by yours truly for one of their promotions.

now...this is disturbing for several reasons. stay with me on this, folks.

first...there was no warning here at the funcave.

that's a problem, since the contact bypassed yours truly. being that i'm identified plainly in the submission info, i should have been contacted first, at the very least.

second...one reason i was given for this contact was supposed opportunity or lead generation.

this was the point at which everything at the funcave went red.

i demanded to know exactly who this lead was being generated for, since, as the nominator, anyone i submitted was...amazingly enough...already one of my leads or customers.

third...the very act of creating and submitting the nomination, which required the approval of the nominee, meant that i had, in all likelihood, discussed this opportunity with said nominee already.

so, at best...gathering that lead info was a waste of time if it was headed for me.

at worst...gathering that lead info was a means of trying to snake that client away from me.

which, dear friends...would be a very big fracking problem.

a problem which will continue to be tracked here at the funcave...so stay tuned.

same fun time...same fun channel...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Dave said...

hmmm...damn the man.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Tim Barrett said...

PLEASE tell me this wasn't the "Small Business Technology Makeover" submission. If it was, I've got some phone calls to make.

-Dr. Funkenstein

8:37 AM  
Blogger happyfunboy said...

ding ding ding!

someone give the good doctor a prize.

best get to dialing, bro.

8:44 AM  

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