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Old 05-06-2014, 06:09 PM
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Daily Afternoon "Rant" Thread....

Post you daily afternoon rant or rants here. Can be positive or negative or even something interesting.

Ill start, the last two days Ive worked my rear end off.........and didn't make much money. I guess it works out that way sometimes.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:24 PM
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A guy cancelled yesterday because i didn't show up to cut his lawn, because he owed me for 2 visits and he's not on monthly billing. They think they don't have to pay for prior work since i didn't show up. Why am i so mad about this? its only $75.00. Funny thing is, I had his service on hold and was gonna drop him after I got the payment.. because they never could pay on time anyway and the yard sucked to mow. I was relieved that they cancelled without me having to go call them making an excuse to drop them.. but now, not gonna see my money. I'll send them to collections just to feel like i did something. but i will never see that money. YEP. i STILL have a hard time letting stuff like this go. Hope to get to that point soon where i can shrug it off.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:42 PM
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A guy cancelled yesterday because i didn't show up to cut his lawn, because he owed me for 2 visits and he's not on monthly billing. They think they don't have to pay for prior work since i didn't show up. Why am i so mad about this? its only $75.00. Funny thing is, I had his service on hold and was gonna drop him after I got the payment.. because they never could pay on time anyway and the yard sucked to mow. I was relieved that they cancelled without me having to go call them making an excuse to drop them.. but now, not gonna see my money. I'll send them to collections just to feel like i did something. but i will never see that money. YEP. i STILL have a hard time letting stuff like this go. Hope to get to that point soon where i can shrug it off.
Go over there, when you know he will be home, and ask for your money. You earned it. Go get it
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:47 PM
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sounds easy right? this guy is pretty big and intimidating.. about twice my size and looks like he just got out of prison. has 2 large pit bulls.. has to have carpet tacking on top the split rail to keep them down.. lol. I'm not going NEAR that place. Thats all i need is an a$$ kicking + out $75.00 The strangest part is, this is in a really nice golf community/country club over here.. Was not expecting these kinda people in there.

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Go over there, when you know he will be home, and ask for your money. You earned it. Go get it
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:29 AM
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sounds easy right? this guy is pretty big and intimidating.. about twice my size and looks like he just got out of prison. has 2 large pit bulls.. has to have carpet tacking on top the split rail to keep them down.. lol. I'm not going NEAR that place. Thats all i need is an a$$ kicking + out $75.00 The strangest part is, this is in a really nice golf community/country club over here.. Was not expecting these kinda people in there.
I didn't say go over there and beat him up. I said go "ask" for your money. I never get rude with people when collecting
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:19 AM
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sounds easy right? this guy is pretty big and intimidating.. about twice my size and looks like he just got out of prison. has 2 large pit bulls.. has to have carpet tacking on top the split rail to keep them down.. lol. I'm not going NEAR that place. Thats all i need is an a$$ kicking + out $75.00 The strangest part is, this is in a really nice golf community/country club over here.. Was not expecting these kinda people in there.
Ummmmmm----your county still maintains a Sheriff's Office, doesn't it??
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:37 PM
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sounds easy right? this guy is pretty big and intimidating.. about twice my size and looks like he just got out of prison. has 2 large pit bulls.. has to have carpet tacking on top the split rail to keep them down.. lol. I'm not going NEAR that place. Thats all i need is an a$$ kicking + out $75.00 The strangest part is, this is in a really nice golf community/country club over here.. Was not expecting these kinda people in there.
Dude, don't let that guy intimidate you. Either bill him or go by and ask for your money. Be professional about it. If he balks then tell him that you will see him in court and leave. Take him to small claims court. He's used being treated like everyone is scared of him, don't be. If you don't want to go by his house then start billing him and if he doesn't pay then take him to court. Don't let this one go, get what is yours!
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:05 PM
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Go over there, when you know he will be home, and ask for your money. You earned it. Go get it
Yeah that's what I was going to do also but I sellttled for a lower amount figure there happy and I don't have to worry about them bad mouthing my business when it was them that is the reason for the problem in the first place. Remember most people aren't going to care about your side if they here something bad about your business
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:48 AM
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I've had the same thing happen before. Keep pushing to get the money you earned. In the future drop these types as soon as you have trouble collecting or they start being a-holes. It will only get worse from there. These people live life that way and you should not deal with them.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:29 PM
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I always get it before the next job, but it's a fight. We know each other on a personal level, so it's tricky. I know everyone is not like me; that's where the frustration comes in. When i say that I'll pay, it's a done deal. There is no need to guess. Apparently, me hounding her, and her repeatedly not doing what she says, doesn't bother her.
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