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Old 09-21-2010, 09:22 PM
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It starts off like this;

Dear mr or mrs Jacka$$ knowitall POS,

At this time I regret to inform you that (your great company name) will no longer be able to service your account. we are truly sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, and will be happy to refer you ( to the local hack) so that no maintenance/service interruption is experienced by you our valued customer. hoping this letter finds you well and does not create a lapse of service. (AKA "GFYS")

kindest regards
happy to see you gone!!!


just remember you will most likely not get paid for the last service call.

This is exactly like my "good by PITA" letter but I never recommend anyone. I do it at the end of the year after I have been paid. It is an awesome feeling dropping PITAs. I really takes a huge weight off your shoulders knowing your are not going to hear their complaining anymore.

Also a funny thing happens, when you drop 1 PITA, you pick up at least 3 great customers.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:57 PM
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This is exactly like my "good by PITA" letter but I never recommend anyone. I do it at the end of the year after I have been paid. It is an awesome feeling dropping PITAs. I really takes a huge weight off your shoulders knowing your are not going to hear their complaining anymore.

Also a funny thing happens, when you drop 1 PITA, you pick up at least 3 great customers.
With an attitude like yours I'm sure they feel even more awesome than you!! Now THAT's a "funny thing".
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:14 AM
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Piste, actually I have an awesome attitude with PITA customers! I drop them so that they can make someone else's live miserable. Too bad you weren't in the NW suburbs of Chicago because I would gladly past them on to you. You can't please everyone. There are people out there that will take years off your life by listening to their bitching.

I say this to everyone, whenever you drop a PITA, it relieves you of that burden of stress and angst and anxiety. Once they are gone, you will pick up 3 great, higher profit customers. Funny thing too, many times the PITA will call you back years later, begging you to come back-don't ever do it.

Piste, maybe you haven't done this line of work long enough to be able to separate the PITAs from the good customers.
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Old 11-06-2010, 02:23 PM
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You can only "fire" those who work for you. I suspect one would only phrase this the way it was due to a feeling of inadequacy from someone who could not obtain any greater success in life than to cut grass for a living.
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Hey Piste. Well said, if you knew me. Or my business. Or what the hell you were talking about.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:07 PM
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Hey Piste. Well said, if you knew me. Or my business. Or what the hell you were talking about.
My point was not directed at you in particular...just anyone who likes to feel like they get to wear big boy pants cuz they say they fire someone for whom they work. I only call the shots not the players....they usually self-identify...as you have.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:59 PM
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Firing a customer is not about feeling big. In fact, the rare times it happens, I feel anything but big.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:01 PM
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Firing a customer is not about feeling big. In fact, the rare times it happens, I feel anything but big.
Then use the proper words...you drop them...you don't "fire" them...
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:29 PM
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Fair enough. Hope your not Pist anymore.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:32 PM
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FIRE, FIRE, FIRE. Does that bother you??????
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