Working full-time I.T. helped develop my people skills to the point where I started a part-time photography business. As far as dealing with people and their problems, both have some amazing similarities (unfortunately).
At one wedding the bride had several specific shots she wanted and I was happy to do the best I could. In one shot she wanted the four bride's maids to be adjusting the long train on the back of her dress. We got the bride positioned just right, then she directed the four ladies to where she wanted, so that they were bent over with their hands seeming to adjust the dress.
One big problem was the four ladies have very low-cut dresses AND they were bending over. I tried to get that idea across to the bride but she wanted it done HER WAY!! Her mother chose that moment to chime in and tell me to just do it.
Imagine their shock at seeing a lot of cleavage when I delivered the prints. I reminded both bride and Mother than *they* refused to listen to my warning and then had to explain why the exposed chests couldn't simply be removed in Photoshop! The husbands/boyfriends of those four ladies did order several large prints to hang on their walls. ;^)