One of my avid readers writes as follows:
May I solicit some advice?
A couple of months ago I sat in a long meeting with a couple of overpaid, sorry, highly paid French lawyers in their own office.
Rather than interrupt the meeting for lunch, they ordered boxed lunches delivered to the office.
The invoice arrives, an behold, it includes the bill for 4 lunches – both client’s andlawyer’s lunch. Personally I think that a bit rich. I don’t see why I should pay for the attorney’s lunch in his own office, and that’s before I go off on a rant about the truly awful French food.
Should I call them out on this? What would be the accepted practice in Israel in a similar situation? Or in the UK? (I’m guessing in the US the client would be expected to tip the delivery boy).
I have a background in engineering, where this sort of behaviour would lose you every single client in 24 hours.
So what do readers think? Please comment.