I got a quote from a sub to trim and cut down a bunch of trees on a fairly nice property. 2 days of work and I intern mark it up and sold the job. On the scheduled day the guy shows up with his climber and two helpers. I thought we were going to work but instead, his saw is broke, he has no gas and needs money to get started. Now I get money up front all the time but I don't show up emtpy handed asking for money because I'm broke. So my gut told me to decline which I did. He did say that he had other work he could do that would get him some cash and then he'd be able to do this job. So I told him no problem. After that he has stood me up several times. It's been over a month. I could just sub it out to someone else but I quoted the job off this guys price that compelled me to wait and give him another chance. So yesterday he shows up, two hours late. So my schedule is screw up completely. We go to the job site, he gives the workers, one is a climber supposedly, his instructions and then he leaves to get a new chain. He never comes back. The climbers doesn't know what he is doing, the helper had never used a chain saw. They begin to butcher the trees and the worker almost kills himself cutting down a tall oak tree. So what do I do? I stay the whole day. Telling these guys what to do and how to do it. They keep tellng me that Pedro doesn't pay well and they want to work for me. I tried to brush it off. I had to go and get the guys lunch. At 3pm he shows up ,with lunch, I didn't say anything because I wanted to see what he would do. I turn my back and he leaves and continues to not answer his phone. The agreement was to work until 6pm. So at 6pm he's not there. I didn't want the guys there so we pack up and I bring them back to my shop. He's calls at 6:45 wanting to know where we are. They are gone at 7:15 but before they leave he wants to get paid. I tell him he'll get paid tomorrow when they are finished. This morning he calls and his "climber" is sick. We have re-scheduled for monday. I told him that I am not so much pissed about today rather I'm pissed that I had to run the job yesterday. That he dropped off two guys with no experience or food. I have half a mind to pay his guys directly, i gave them my card, and give him 20.00 for gas. I'd rather pay those guys 10.00 and hour than to pay him money and then he only pays then 70.00 each for 8hours. if anyone cares to please advise becuase I have a bad habit of making rash decisions.