I need some help getting over a bad situation I caused for myself recently. In the past few months we have been having some issues with some green people we have. They are slow, jobs run long, the jobs that go out come back for re-do's and then our money is slow coming back. I had a very hard time paying bills this last month. I waited until the last minute to pay, but in the end everyone got a payment. (my husband and I run a small construction company. It's just the 2 of us) My husband has been at his wits end, he has been very upset, he comes in my office at least twice a day, ranting about how he is going to shut the doors and send everyone home. Then with the bill paying, he is not very supportive, so I had to sit here alone and figure stuff out and make it all work out. So unfortunately I have been very up set and worried and after all the bill paying I just snapped.
we were going to a class reunion over labor day weekend. So, I left a turse little message on my email vacation reply and I put in there that I didn't care what anyone wanted I was taking a few days off. I also said that if anyone left me a snippy notice I was going to delete it. Most of this came from the bill paying. Because I waited until the last minute to send checks out....People that we had been doing business with for lots of years....acted like I was the biggest dead beat that ever did
business with them, one person even told me she was going to put me on credit hold. I work very hard to keep my credit in good standing.
The problem comes in with the message I left. I thought I took it off on Tuesday when we came back to work, but I forgot to save the changes, the message stayed on. I got lots of invoices and statements and such from other customers and vendors and no one said a word. But one customer, sent a request for invoice and got my nasty little message. Instead of just thinking I am idiot, they called up and started yelling on the phone. they called my husband and they sent the message to their managers, it spread like wild fire. They threatened to find another vendor to do their work. I apologized 3 times, on the phone, by fax and email. They said it's not in my realm to be nice. and now its been almost 2 weeks and I have heard nothing from them. If they indeed did find another vendor...that's ok. It's the silence I can't stand. Are they contacting a lawyer to have me charged with something? Are they just not going to call us anymore? I just don't know and I am afraid this is going to come back to haunt me and I will have to relive this all over again,....say in a month. I don't sleep, when I do, I wake up thinking about this!! I can't eat because I am sick to my stomach all the time...I need to get this off my mind. I need some suggestions on how to get over this. I did not mean any harm by my note. I was just frustrated, worried, stressed. I am not normally like this. I try to be accommodating to everyone.