Turning Down Work Graciously
June 9, 2010 9:20 PM Subscribe
How can you turn down consulting/contract work graciously?
posted by anonymous to work & money (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a software developer that works in the web application/integration space (mostly LAMP Stack). I've been doing this a long time, and I have a good feel for the kind of clients I'll be able to work well with and the kind of clients I won't be able to work well with.
What are some techniques for graciously turning down the later? I've found a straight forward "You and your organizations aren't quite the fit I'm looking for in clients" tends to ruffle feathers.
Ultimately I'm not TOO worried about this, but if there were ways/attitudes/stories I could use to let people down easier but still leave the call positively I'd love to hear them.