I'm in this year's Pitch Wars class (hoorah!) and we're getting ready for the agent showcase in a little over a week. A question came up in the mentee group chat and I can't find a good answer online:
If an agent asks to schedule a call, is it okay to ask for a weekend or after-hours time? Everyone wants to be respectful of the agent's time, but we also have mentees across time zones and with varying schedules, so we were curious about protocol on that.
Thanks for any insight you can provide!
Schedule the call for the best time for YOU.
Agents do several of these a year.
You're doing one and maybe your first.
You get the home court advantage.
An agent may not be able to schedule a Sunday, but most of us work at least one of the weekend days even if religious observance means we don't work the others.
I have clients all over the world, and I ask them to set the time/day for calls as much as possible.
And if an agent gets up in your grille about only working 9-5 Monday to Friday, and you need to accommodate her, well, now you have some important info.