A Snarkling who has devoted himself to a life of crime offered up this link in the comments column: Craig Mazin on firing your agent
One of the things that really struck me was how deftly he described what I've been trying to in so many of these posts:
What concerns me is that there is often an imbalance of psychological power between writers and their agents, and that’s because agents are professional manipulators and writers aren’t.
Not that writers are poor poor pitiful me at all.
But you have to remember, we spend our professional lives being persuasive and not taking no as the final answer very often. It's hard to turn that off when dealing with clients. Let alone the county clerk who seems to think Miss Snark should serve on jury duty.