I don't know about you Joe, but I work hard to earn my money.
Really. What do you do?
How is his credibility is being undermined?
Stevv put it quite well, "If you call someone a hypocrite, you are pretty much by definition undermining their credibility."
You've been on these boards a long time Joe. Surely thread drifts can't bother you that much...
If I paid for something that is either not delivered, or chronically late, I would have as much right to crow about it publicly as Broderick has had to crow about DC.
This was not "drift" nor was it a tangent designed to engage the participants in further conversation. It was a private matter. And one by Michael's own admission WASN'T LATE, they had agreed upon a new deadline, "You know, I promised the man I would give him till' Dec. 5th...so I will keep my mouth shut until that date..."
But obviously Michael doesn't have the integrity to honor his own words.
Two people came in here to post grievances about alleged unprofessional behavior. One has as much right to do so as the other.
Just as myself and others have the right to point out you and michael are wrong.
You don't know if it was commissioned for a purpose that involved a specific timeframe. If you want to trivialize it simply because it doesn't involve some big evil corporation, then I guess you don't value your hard earned money the way I value mine.
Many people have gone to the trouble of explaining why they disagree with you and it is not that we, "want to trivialize it simply because it doesn't involve some big evil corporation," if you are going to defend the man's action at least respect the arguments against it by reading them. Carlton stated it very well when he said, "This really isn't the place to air your personal problems with Mr. Broderick. If you have business of this nature to conduct with him, please do it via e-mail. As it is, it's coming off as if you're trying to shame him publically, and that's really ugly of you."
You and Michael obviously don't see any difference in the topic at hand and his unprofessional tactic so we'll just have to agree to disagree here. And no matter what the purpose of the commission, I'm sure Michael's enjoyment of the piece has only been enhanced by his recent actions. I'll bet he proudly tells the tale of how he heroically acquired this piece.