Do you hire a defector

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mdirrigation, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,772

    I had a call from a guy that use to work with my main competitor. He was their service guy , he approached me with a customer list that he maintained while he was working for them. He wants to sell the info , Its quite a comprenhisive list , and tempting to buy.
    But he also wants a job . What would you do?
     
  2. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    Honestly! This guy is pretty un ethical and un trust worthy. He can turn around and do the same thing to you some day.

    I wouldnt touch him with a 10 foot pole
     
  3. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,416

    how many people were on the list?
     
  4. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 659

    do not purchase the list but hire the tech...do you guys know how hard it is to find techs?

    really, what are you going to do with the list?

    and if this tech leaves you, are you going to worry about clients he will sell to someone else?

    if you keep your clients happy, then there is no problem.

    right?

    brian
     
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,772

    I am passing on him , he says he has 500 people on the list , but I wouldnt be able to trust that he wouldnt do the same to me.
    Come to find out he was let go for a drug problem so I definatly dont want that .
     
  6. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 659

    great pre-qualifier notice on employment application:

    we do drug testing.

    works like a charm.

    brian
     
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,842

    As tempting as it might be, I would have NEVER hired a guy like that. Dishonest, disloyal, unethical - all words that come to mind. I don't want anyone like that working for me.
     

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