By not caring about what other people think.
Originally Posted by 3v17c
Dude, seriously, you hate your job. I hate mine, too. I've spent 13 years working in kitchens. 13! People have served less time in prison for murder than I have spent working in kitchens. I hate cooking. I hate customers. Servers are the bane of my existence. Hosts are only good for hitting on. I used to like it, but now I don't even want to cook at home.
So I'm in college now. Started when I was 27, and now I'm two weeks from graduating as a network administrator.
You don't like your clients. Your job makes you depressed. Quit. Find something else. Do art for you, or for someone else who doesn't make you feel like crap. And for the love of the gods, charge extra for revisions.
Your time is money. More importantly, it's their money. When they realize they're going to have to pay again to have something redone they'll start thinking twice about having it done again, or give you clearer instructions from the begining. I know web developers who do this all the time because J Random Luser doesn't have a clue what they want for a web site, just that what you've done isn't what they want.
"Without angst, there is no art." - Fred Gallagher
"Man, I'ma beat these zombies til my watch falls off!" - Ellis