September 28, 2009
After sending the deal memo, I said that I would not accept the booking until they confirmed the deal memo. In this case, all that is needed is for them to reply to the original email with the booking details laid out with the word: confirmed. Other words would probably work, but that's what they put.
This took 3 days and 5 emails for them to actually do. This is what started my suspicion that something just might not be right.
The booking is confirmed now. And I start work with Epilogue on October 15.