Listen buttercups; not that we’re keeping score here (because helping people doesn’t work that way) but so far this blog has been a lot of me generating the ideas. And that’s great- I’m delighted with that arrangement, I just think we can all agree that I deserve one day of turning the tables. Can’t we?
So here’s the deal: I’m taking this opportunity to ask your advice.
While I truly am not one to dwell on the negative, to err on the side of paranoia, there is an ugly underbelly to the whole working with private clients at their place of residence/work– that is the issue of safety.
Let me just say that in general, I consider myself to be an excellent judge of character. So there’s that. I’m able to access a great deal through a brief phone conversation with a potential client. That eliminates much of the risk right there.
I’m also pretty scrappy. So there’s that too.
But like… at the end of the day, I’m… you know, like a little bitty and such and there are like… some people that want to take advantage of bitties out there in the world.
As I’ve begun to expand my business here in Seattle, I’ve started to think more and more about this issue of safety. (DAD EVERYTHING’S FINE IGNORE THIS ALL HOW’S THE WEATHER OVER THERE GREAT.)
Beyond those basic measures I mentioned: screening out possible creepers via an initial telephone call etc, I would love to hear the measures you all take to stay safe– both those people who, like me, work in-home or in-office with private clients, and otherwise.
Any specific tactics you use? Apps? Tracking devices? GPS chips injected into forearms? I would love to hear any advice you have on the matter.
Tomorrow, I promise, we shall commence with our regular programming.