Anxiety prone dogs have a tendency to lash out and bite at anyone that approaches.
I often witness the same lashing out behaviour with anxious clients.
A desire for too much communication that contains too little information.
A questioning of every hour spent on a task
Demanding of concrete deadlines when there are too many unknown variables.
A request to reduce an invoice after green-lighting the work.
A desire to control every aspect, even though I was hired to work autonomously.
And on-and-on with pointless micromanagement.
If a dog is going to bite me, it only ever gets to bite me once.
I hold the same policy for clients I work with.
You only ever get to bite me once.