Ok this is a rant thread. A friend of mine recommended me to a client and passed on my contacts to her. She contacted me and I submitted a quote and my schedule to complete the assignment. To my horror, I just discovered that this friend of mine had earlier indicated my rates and schedule to the client in an email without consulting me! The rates he gave was not even 1/5 of what I normally charge for similar assignments and worse, he told her that the assignment can be completed within 4 to 5 hours when my estimate for the actual shooting is at least 3 days!! Not including editing time!! HORROR!!!
Understandably, the client never revert. Even if she did, I wouldn't have been able to take up the work. Damn! I'm pissed!!