05-14-2000, 02:14 PM
Recently bid a job where I wasn't selected for the work. Didn't hurt my feelings because I am overloaded now anyway. The guy that did get it I knew wouldn't do it right so I figured I would get a call from them sooner or later. Well I got a call. The owner had found out about the many other jobs that my competition had totally botched. She also heard some very good comments about my work. She called and asked if I would come check the work of the other guy before she gave him final payment. She also appologized for not going with me. I inspected the job and found what I expected. Sprinklers over-spaced, mulch just barely used, no RPZ on the sprinkler system etc,etc. I showed her the problems and charged her for a service call. The comment that sticks in my head is " I wish you could have done it but your price just scared us." HELLO! I thought she would realize by then why my price was higher. I told her that she got what she paid for and left. I have not heard the final outcome. The other guy was supposed to finish the job on the next morning after he got out of jail. No joke!