wow, did i get humped today. hasnt happened in quite some time, but today i screwed up on a bid, very , very big screw up. i gave the quote in november, and told them id do it this spring. it involved digging out and disposing of the remains of two stumps that were ground, putting in topsoil, and seeding. see, what happened was the guy that ground the stumps told me the area was very small, and he only went down 2 inches. he said the surface roots were cut out, not ground. so, like a jack ***, i quoted the customer a price, with just glancing at it, not really looking. so within 5 min at the job i realize the price should have been around 4 times what i quoted. so, what would u do: 1)tell the client u need more money? 2)jump in the truck and get away fast? 3) take it on the chin, do the job as quickly as possible to minimize losses? four years ago id of packed up and got out quick. today, i chose to hurry up, get it done, and get to the next job. actually didnt lose anything, but made far less than i should have.