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Old 04-14-2011, 10:14 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Originally Posted by FIMCO-MEISTER View Post
easier money to be made that's for sure. Getting nickled and dimed on repairs when its one screwed up mess isn't how good profits are made. Great opportunity to do service work doesn't always equate with making good value for one's time.
That is a load of crap. If you are an irrigation service tech .... then you are being paid to service the system. Service the damn system, charge appropriately, and quit crying about it. If anything, as a service tech you stand to make a much higher profit margin keeping a crappy system running. If the client is clueless how much it is going to cost them to keep apply the "duct tape" then that is their loss. What's next? Refuse to replace a sprinkler because you might get dirt under your fingernails?

Giving ultimatums to clients is extremely unprofessional. Bottom line, if you don't want the job cause you might skin your knuckles or get dirt under your fingernails then perhaps being a service tech ain't the right job for ya.
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