It has been a discouraging start to the year for me. I have given about 40 estimates this week and everytime I give one, I get turned away or talked down too low. Here is the situation. I started with a $30.00 minimum to cut. However, the lowballers around here have pushed minimums down to $25.00. Fine...I dropped my minimum. Now, everytime I go out and take it up the azz for $25.00 they want it cheaper. Now if this happened once or twice, I can get over it. BUT, this happened EVERY SINGLE ESTIMATE I went on today. Most I stood firm on my price, but the more I lose the more thinking I find myself doing. Yes, I want good work, work that will bring in money, but I can't lose every single estimate I do. Oh well...just wanted to vent.