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Quentin Sonrel
Quentin Sonrel

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My manager made a quite stupid mistake

And I'm upset about it.

Long story short: I'm a consultant and my company is looking to get me on a great mission but the client asked for a specific price limit and my manager just told me he mistakenly made them an offer that is just above that limit...

The price limit was a pretty obvious and well stated requirement and he still missed it and that could make the client refuse the offer and I'd miss a great opportunity.

I'm pretty pissed off. I've yet to see how this pans out but still...

That's all, I just needed to get that off my chest, sorry for the whining.

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Stephen Griffiths

I'm sorry Quentin, this sounds really frustrating.

Something occurs to me, that your manager may have not seen this as such a good commercial opportunity for the company as it is an exciting dev opportunity for you. Is there a chance that he overpriced it because that's the only way it's affordable for your consultancy? Or maybe he actually needs the client to refuse because you guys can't afford to deliver it at the price.

That just entered my head, I apologise if I'm way off the mark.

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Quentin Sonrel Author

Thanks for the reply Stephen!

This is a good opportunity for my company too and they would like to get the mission too, but it's a big company and they can place me on other missions, so it's not a big loss for them if they miss it.

Is there a chance that he overpriced it because that's the only way it's affordable for your consultancy

Unfortunately not, it's not overpriced because we need it, it's overpriced because my manager simply calculated the cost without taking into account the limit. Actually, the price my manager proposed is only barely above what's required, it could've been brought down, but was send as is and it is now too late to change the offer... that's what makes it so frustrating.

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Stephen Griffiths

I see, I see. Well I can understand your reaction! Here's hoping there's a happy resolution to this story. Keep us informed :)