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Wife went into labor 3 weeks early (they're both doing great now) so I had to take PTO yesterday and today. Client just accused me of "faking it" to buy time on a project. Worth it to be petty (cont)

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OP, focus on the positives man. Screw the client - hold your family close. Treasure this amazing new life that has joined you. Spend more time taking care of your wife and daughter, and less time worrying about the dumbass client. And spend even less time on FB. Congratulations!!🎉

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Along with the baby pic, escalate it to your SM or Partner. As a SM, I would want such things brought to my attention. If the client thinks we have to resort to delays, then the situation needs to be handled. Stupid clients! 😡

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Send a mass email to a group of people and include the client. Don't single them out.

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I would send a photo but I am petty. Fucking hell you where pregnant nothing surprising about going into labor 3 weeks early, rare but not shockingly rare.

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Definitely send a picture. If nothing, they will at least feel bad and coo over the little one

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And send a picture of my new daughter or let it go?

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I would so send it. Even better your wife and baby in the hospital bed. Can't believe this client was serious because who does that? Send the picture!

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Live update: sent the mass email out to everyone. Also replied to his original message to refer to the mass email and to reach out to me team with any additional questions

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Yeah but just send a regular baby email. Not just a picture of you holding a newspaper with your wife looking exhausted, blood covered baby, and metal table with placenta in the background

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Send it! And say "thanks for all the well wishes"

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Great ideas here, but more importantly, congratulations!!

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Thanks everyone. I'm going to send it to my team and the client contacts we have been working with. A separate client contact sent us very sweet note. My wife said she wanted to call the asshole and have a nice chat!

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Wasn't joking- I was supposed to have some things finished up for him before our call today. Asked him to cancel the call because of the baby. He thought I was faking it. Very happy guy!

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Send!

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Be passive aggressive about it, and send to the whole project team.

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How miserable your life has to be to say shit like this?? Ugh! Yes send a pic - to a group and include him.

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The most important thing is that your wife and and baby are well. And I agree with A6, how miserable indeed? If I ever act like this ( I can't imagine) I hope someone slaps me!

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Mail him the placenta

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Damn. Some people are such assholes.

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@a4 yes! And bcc everyone including the client.

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Congrats OP! Now enjoy your family and don't let work take away even a moment of your time with them. No need to be petty, client seems like a miserable POS as it is.

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You shouldn't have to prove that you had a kid. Showing a picture validates his douchebaggery. When your kid is sick and throwing up and you have to take care of him/her are you gonna have to bring a sample of the vomit too?

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