OK, so I am just curious whether anyone has lost/gained jobs because of a contract. Sorry if that sounds confusing but here's the scenario. I had a lady call last week to get a quote. They are an older couple, live in a middle class development, with a nice home. They, like many in this economy, lost much of their retirement in the stock markets. They are asking me to bid because they are currently in a contract with another company. Now here's the strange thing: they are completely happy with the guy that's doing it now! They just don't want a contract. Now the guy they currently have only does contracts, no exceptions. I, on the other hand, do both. I know that they probably won't save alot just because they aren't in a contract, but somehow they will feel more in control of their monthly expenses. Just wondering if you have lost or gained any jobs because of this type of thing? Is this a trend we might see more of in our low economy?