- Jun 25, 2021
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Ooh, I can play this game.This reminds me of a few years ago when I was working for a company that provided accounting services for a broadcaster who had been sued by a legacy artist over royalty payments that blew up into a class action and multimillion dollar settlement. About a year later I got a call from that artist’s business manager asking about their royalties from that service - that they were getting statements and checks for their other clients but not this one, which was strange because this artist had several big hits and had previously seen a lot of activity from that service. I dutifully passed the inquiry along to my contact there who laughed out loud and assured me there had been no mistake and that artist was definitely NEVER going to be played on that service again so they had better make that settlement payout last.
I am going to be very vague, but one of our fomer suppliers is owned by someone who is extremely aggressive and narcisistic (I've literally heard him yelling at his own customer service staff while I was on the phone to them, "Who is that?!? You've been on the phone too long!!!! HANG UP NOW!!!!!"
Anyway, they sued us over some bullshit, and I'm pretty sure they were responsible for our office being raided by police and securities staff (we were cleared of all wrongdoing).
Then one day, a year or two after we stopped doing business with them, I take a call, and it's some poor girl in sales going, "I see that you no longer trade with us, can I ask why?" I put her through to my boss to have that conversation. By all reports she was thoroughly embarrassed.