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Old 01-20-2017, 06:46 AM   #61
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As much as I enjoyed residential painting, it was the overwhelming number of A-hole homeowners that makes me happy I no longer do them. I mean, from straight out hostile M-effers to those annoying passive aggressive types who think they're smarter than everyone else. Good riddens! I say.
How I felt about non paying do all extras for free or pennies on the dollar retainge keeping trades screwing up our finished work, General Contractors commercial work.
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Last summer, I was painting a flip for a real estate guy. One of the room was an office with an entire wall of those organizers. He specifically said "the wife says they should stay". I cut in around each and every one of those stupid things. Twice. Looked good.

Next day he shows up and says "she changed her mind, pull 'em".

I cried. Twice.
lol thanks for the laugh lol I would have cried myself
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lol thanks for the laugh lol I would have cried myself
I don't know if this would be a good business decision, but I think if I had been presented with this "pull 'em" scenario after painting around those brackets twice, I would have either told them I don't have any more time to devote to this (too much work lined up) or I would have charged an exorbitant price (which they most likely would refuse to pay). I say exorbitant because it mirrors her request.

I cannot say with certainty which direction I would have chosen, but the total lack of empathy, respect, consideration for my time...call it what you will...would have led me to one of those scenarios.

Like I said, I don't know if this would be a good business decision, but it would most definitely match my conscience. Perhaps I would weigh the repercussions of such a decision against the amount of work I receive from the realtor.
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I don't know if this would be a good business decision, but I think if I had been presented with this "pull 'em" scenario after painting around those brackets twice, I would have either told them I don't have any more time to devote to this (too much work lined up) or I would have charged an exorbitant price (which they most likely would refuse to pay). I say exorbitant because it mirrors her request.

I cannot say with certainty which direction I would have chosen, but the total lack of empathy, respect, consideration for my time...call it what you will...would have led me to one of those scenarios.

Like I said, I don't know if this would be a good business decision, but it would most definitely match my conscience. Perhaps I would weigh the repercussions of such a decision against the amount of work I receive from the realtor.
I know what you're saying, but this is a guy I'd almost never say no to. Every single time I work for him, upon invoicing, I get a text message less than an hour later saying my cheque is at the front desk of his office.

When things are slow, I literally just have to think of him or say his name and I get a call with an address to meet him about a job. I'm not kidding about that. My wife shakes her head every sing time this happens. It's kind of weird.

Sometimes it's painful, but I can deal with it.
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I know what you're saying, but this is a guy I'd almost never say no to. Every single time I work for him, upon invoicing, I get a text message less than an hour later saying my cheque is at the front desk of his office.

When things are slow, I literally just have to think of him or say his name and I get a call with an address to meet him about a job. I'm not kidding about that. My wife shakes her head every sing time this happens. It's kind of weird.

Sometimes it's painful, but I can deal with it.
I totally understand. That is why I included that last sentence. Don't bite a hand that helps feed you.
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