we can have misunderstandings that can lead to conflict.
imagine folks who aren’t speaking to us over a small issue that needed a conversation.
as the audience watching on the sidelines,
it can lead us to pick sides.
as a blogger,
i try to stay in the middle lane while giving an honest opinion.
one of the foxholers sent in a foxmail about model and artist,
shawn allegedly scammed the foxholer out of art he requested.
( x see that entry here )
shawn contacted me recently and provided his side to this misunderstanding…
Hey how’s it going?
Recently I kept receiving links to your website about this particular article. Involving a client I had some miscommunication with.
I rock with the site and actually think it’s a way to inform your viewers, so I’m not here to knock it at all. Although, it would’ve been awesome if that person told you that they received a full refund and the artwork was actually finished.
As I’m pretty sure we all do. I was going through a very low point in my life. Which I plan on discussing, openly, but honestly I have yet to totally heal from.
My business is LLC’d and since last year, I’ve hired a team to help out with the day to day operations and to lessen the workload.
Nonetheless, it took me a while to get them their work. I won’t make an excuse for that. But it was never my intention to scam them nor make them feel as such.
Attached is me sending them their refund (last year2020) I also included a screen recording of the messages sent to show that they weren’t edited.
i think by the time this was resolved,
my reader was over it.
the art is absolutely beautiful tho.
so here are my thoughts:
If I need to order 10 cases of Fleet from Amazon,
to have an all-weekend fuck fest with a baller wolf,
I don’t need to know Jeff Bezos is having a week-long depression and stopped the shipping.
I worked a 40 plus overtime at my job,
but because my boss is having a meltdown over her wedding planning,
she doesn’t pay me this week because she didn’t feel up to approving my timesheet for payroll.
Issa Rae had a movie that bombed at the box office and because of her depression,
she decided to stop filming this last season of “Insecure” so she can recover emotionally.
StockX isn’t processing orders on sneakers because the owner is taking a week off to mourn a dead cat.
…you see where i’m going with this.
when you are running a business,
your personal issues mean nothing to paying customers/employees/or clients.
if you are dealing with issues that may effect your business:
Don’t do any business until you’re straight.
…and have open communication.
here is something to think about:
You don’t know if that customer is Oprah’s assistant/cousin/nephew/hidden son.
That art was actually for Oprah and she was gonna display it on her social media,
which was lead to even more business.
you never know “who is who” and “who knows who“.
beyonce and rihanna love promoting small black businesses out there.
their assistants do the scouting a majority of the time.
don’t fumble the bag!
i hope this helped shawn or anyone reading!
check out shawn’s work: shawn outen
support black businesses!
oh and shawn…
…tell brittany outen to watch her font in my comments,
the last thing YOU need is some raggamuffin spewing threats and making you look worst to the audience.
tell her to keep that same energy with her government officials and all black lives matter.