I cancelled my gym membership, yeah, I know. Anyway, I did this because according to my FA, I was not going enough to warrant the monthly fee. It did not fit my budget. When I enrolled, I signed up for auto-pay and when I called to cancel and followed up, per their request, with an e-mail to confirm, I thought they would discontinue attempting to charge my account. I was wrong. They not only continued to attempt to charge the account, they were billing me a $30 insufficient funds fee each time they were unable to collect the the balance owed. I instructed them to discontinue charging this card. According to them, although I cancelled my membership, the account itself was not closed...blah, blah, blah.
On Friday, to dispute this, I wrote one of my infamous letters. It was long. I had pulled e-mails and information from their website. Plus, I collected the names of both the CEO and CFO. I was so heated, I did not touch the letter again until today. With a clear head and renewed set of eyes. I was able to edit the 3 page manifesto-like disgruntled letter, to a 2 page directive. I included about 13 pages of highlighted backup e-mails. I feel proud of this letter and hope it is received in good standing. I do not mind paying the past due amount, but the fees are crazy ($60-90). I give them my debit card number and once they have it, the billing department will just charge whenever and whatever they want? Not on my watch. I let them know when they could expect the balance. Hopefully, they will reverse the charges.
After compiling that letter, I began writing a recommendation letter for a friend. I had good things to say of course, but then I wondered, "is this too mushy? Is it believable?" I decided it was; I mean I was giving a character reference so I did not have to be that detailed about work skills. I focused more on her personality.
In a nutshell, I have been writing all day, which is most likely why I do not feel like writing/typing this post now. I am all typed out.