Empowered to Say NO to Unreaasonable Business RequestS
I was an ergonomic consultant for many years (certified associate ergonomist) and a law firm once requested that I consult with all of their administrative staff to make sure their computer workstations were setup for comfort.
The “unreasonable” part was that they expected me to do this work for FREE!!! I could not believe it. When I asked them if they planned to order any of the products I would be recommending they told me maybe about $200 worth.
I told them a big NO as it would have taken me a couple of days to do the job and definitely not worth my time!
And I did not ever see myself as empowered back then…probably a bit annoyed though!