Just a little vent post, so to speak. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but if you have the heater guy come out and fix the heating or a/c, he gets paid when he's done correct? Well my dilemma is that people call for an est. for landscaping, give them a price, get your 1/3 or 1/2, what ever you specify, do the job and all of the sudden your done, and make out the bill for the remaining monies owed, and people say, "Thanks, I'll put that in the mail for you" ?? Well gee thanks! I'm done, got paid for half the job and have to wait 3-4 days for the rest of the money? Maybe I need to be a little more strict about the way I am paid. I dunno. I still have people that owe for snow removal in Feb! That isn't so bad but when you money out for time and materials and have to wait for the rest of the money in the mail, kinda irks me. And its always not the very next day it goes in the mail but like 3 or 4 days and then its in the mail. Even better is if you do work for a company and have to "wait for the billing cycle" or something. Do they tell the same thing to the heater people and they also wait till the end of the month for their check too? Or the telephone co. waits till its time for a company to write checks even though its past the due date? Aside for saying never do work for that person again, what are some things that you others have done in these situations. I'm trying to be professional here so none of the "pull up half of the bushes till you get paid" stuff. Thanks for the comments.