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Old 06-17-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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... and I feel pretty sick to my stomach. I HATE confrontation, but I've pretty much already made my decision. I just can't bring myself to pick up the phone to do it. Any advice/pep talks for mustering up the courage to do this from those that have been down this road before?
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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Don't do it over email. Do it over the phone. Be honest as to why you're doing it, wish 'em luck, and move on. Everybody involved will get over it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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... and I feel pretty sick to my stomach. I HATE confrontation, but I've pretty much already made my decision. I just can't bring myself to pick up the phone to do it. Any advice/pep talks for mustering up the courage to do this from those that have been down this road before?
If you've made the decision, bite the bullet and get it over with. Move on.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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I've often wondered about this...

Since a lot of managers use contracts that guarantee them a portion of your income, would it be wise to get the termination of the working relationship in writing?

Yes, it's a dick move to dump someone over email, but is the paper-trail useful?

Just curious.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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... and I feel pretty sick to my stomach. I HATE confrontation, but I've pretty much already made my decision. I just can't bring myself to pick up the phone to do it. Any advice/pep talks for mustering up the courage to do this from those that have been down this road before?
Doing it over the phone is the right thing, calling you now

Kidding, but, yes, do the right thing the right way. They will be fine with it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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I've often wondered about this...

Since a lot of managers use contracts that guarantee them a portion of your income, would it be wise to get the termination of the working relationship in writing?

Yes, it's a dick move to dump someone over email, but is the paper-trail useful?

Just curious.
You follow up by email.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:36 PM   #7
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Thanks so much everyone... gonna go ahead and bite the bullet
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:22 AM   #8
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I love confrontation, I wish I could fire him for you.

In all seriousness best of luck. What made you come to this decision?
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #9
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Today's Scriptnotes podcast touches upon the subject of firing your rep. Some good tips there if you need any.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:55 AM   #10
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... and I feel pretty sick to my stomach. I HATE confrontation, but I've pretty much already made my decision. I just can't bring myself to pick up the phone to do it. Any advice/pep talks for mustering up the courage to do this from those that have been down this road before?
Do you have another one lined up?
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