Court is awesome as long as you win
I went to court the other day. The court proceedings were concerning a customer who received the site they asked us to build and then choose to not pay for it. The client let us know that they intended to seek damages from us. The fact is we finished the site with even more functionality than the customer had asked for and we did it quickly. Because we had a hunch that the client was going to take us to court we decided to go after her first, after all she owed us a lot of money. Our customer didn’t show up to the hearing, which we didn’t think she would so a default judgment was made in our favor. This was the second default judgment we got against this customer. We made this same lawsuit a few months ago and won then also, but she appealed the ruling. What was the point of appealing if she wasn’t going to show the second time?
Mediation is Awesome!
For $1,000 you can take a course on mediation. Once you pass that course you can go sit on the sidelines of the court room and wait for a case to come to you. It’s a free service you’d be offering to get experience but it’s so awesome. As a mediator you take both parties into a room and let them show both sides of the argument. From there you try to see if there is a middle ground both sides can agree to. If there isn’t you just kick them back to the court room. If you succeed as a mediator you save both parties a lot of headaches. I really want to do it, but I would need the cash for the class first. Once you get some experience behind you in mediation you can start selling your services. As a mediator you can charge for your services and save businesses thousands in legal costs. Mediation really is the best way to go when you have something to fight over.
Other than the courts…
What is it about getting less sleep and being less tired at the same time? I have a new outlook on life lately. I know it will last forever because I want it to. I guess when you feel a dark cloud over yourself for a few years you end up with few options. The first is to just continue feeling that way until you die and the second would be an attitude adjustment. Apparently I opted for the attitude adjustment and I’m feeling a lot better lately. I’m more in-tune at my job and at my home and I’m even having an easier time with the boy.
Natalie got a part time job selling make up. I don’t really know what she does but she can take the kids and she just schedules appointments to get makeovers. It sounds like a Mary Kay type business. If I cared about make up at all I might care to learn more about it. Personally I wish all the make up products would be destroyed. I can’t convince my wife of that though.