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Old 07-25-2004, 12:20 AM
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Oh!! I meant to call

Ever get a call for an estimate and show up to do it and they say "Oh i meant to call you, we found someone already"? I hate that, what a waste of time dealing with idiots that cant even pick up the phone. Had one today.
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Old 07-25-2004, 12:24 AM
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Everytime you get one of those, be thankful you found out how inconsiderate they are BEFORE you actually started to work for them.

I've even been tempted a couple of times to send a Thank You card to tell the non-customer that very thing.
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Old 07-25-2004, 12:30 AM
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That happens a lot to me in the spring, when people call 5 or 6 LCOs for estimates. I've only ever had 2 or 3 people call back to cancel the estimate.

I'd still do the estimate, however. They might not like whoever they hired.
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Old 07-25-2004, 03:11 AM
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People are just plain disrespectful and inconsiderate, and yet some people on here think I'm mean for not giving clients free extras, my biggest waste of money is time wasters, they suck the generosity bucket dry... a simple phone call, how hard is that?

dealing with people is definetly the hardest part of this business, not the heat and sweat. imo.
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:20 AM
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Well I just got into my truck and told my employee that I cant stand rednecks that are too stupid to pick up a phone and call. And I said it load enough for the redneck to hear. I didnt want the lawn anyway, but it still wasted my time.
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:41 AM
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I just hate it when you give an estimate to someone and they say I'll let you know in a couple days. I feel like telling them to stop lying to me and tell me the truth " you are too cheap to pay and will keep looking for someone to do the work for almost nothing".
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by mbricker
Everytime you get one of those, be thankful you found out how inconsiderate they are BEFORE you actually started to work for them.

Boy, did you nail that one right....
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:48 AM
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Might want to try calling before you go....works for me
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:48 AM
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I see you can spell redneck now let's see if you can you can use SPELL CHECK ?? You like to talk about people but it makes you look like an AZZ if you cant spell............
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:49 AM
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Direct hit!!

[QUOTE]Originally posted by jokatico
I just hate it when you give an estimate to someone and they say I'll let you know in a couple days. I feel like telling them to stop lying to me and tell me the truth " you are too cheap to pay and will keep looking for someone to do the work for almost nothing". [/Quote


To the proverbial Nail's head..... I couldn't say it better myself, it seems a lot of folks just can't seem to be straight with you.. For the record.. All of the folks that have given me that line; Wnen I do a follow up call, Just say "I'm not interested", why couldn't they just tell me while I'm there, so I don't even waste a second callin' em back?
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