So my husband scored a spring clean up for a small putt putt. We're new to giving bids so we went and he looked at the place and said, "It'd probably take two guys two days to do this job" So then he said it would probably be about a $500.00 job, but to be sure he got the job, he would bid it at $300.00. He said he could do the job in one day if he worked REALLY fast. So he talked with the owner and quoted him $300.00. The guy was happy with the quote and gave him the go ahead to do the job. The next day he went and did the job. When he finished he saw some other things that maybe he could do for them and asked me to call them. So I call and the wife was like. "We paid your husband to work about a 30 hour job and he only worked for about 8 hours so we think you need to change your price" I was like WHAT? She has been having ppl clean this VERY small course for years and knows how much she pays every year and I'm sure it's not under $300. But she thought that since he did it in only 8 hours, she should NOT have to pay him $300.00. What!?! At any rate...we went back and forth and I explained that this is a business that has insurance and licenses, which she didn't seem to care about...but that if she wanted to pay someone by the hour, that our company is NOT what she needs and to please look for someone else for the rest of her jobs. the only problem is, she knows A LOT of people and TALKS a LOT of crap. I am just praying that she doesn't bad talk us to other people and hurt our business...but there was no way I was gonna send my husband to do other jobs for her for $10 an hour...she's crazy. She needs some kid who can do it for her adn do a crappy job..because he did an EXCELLENT job and it was super clean when he left. I'm sure we're gonna get this a lot more..but it kinda really threw me off guard. This lady is a member of my church..and I'm learning that probably I shouldn't work for members of my church because I don't want any bad feelings between me and anybody..especially them. But, we also learned that we should have everything in writing,like a formal bid for anyone we do work for and have them sign it BEFORE we do the job so there won't be any confusion. She also tried to change the story as to what we talked about blah blah blah. I straightened that up real quick. I was never rude or ugly to her..but I was NOT gonna back down. He ended up working 9 hours on that job with NO breaks and he only got $300.00. He should have asked for more!