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Lawyers are my best customers, it's the indians (from Idia chip not the ones the Cowboys fight) i have a problem with. They are born negotiators, very difficult to deal with.
 

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Hard to generalize. IMO, the worst customers are the ones who try to negotiate the work as if it were a manufactured good, rather than the hard labor that it is.
 

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I realized I never answered the question. In my line of work (wallcoverings), my most difficult clients would be the artists who paint or create the murals we install. They just don't realize the intricacies of wallcovering; what you can and can't do on a particular substrate.

Also the uber-rich who want to put a highly unsuitable wallcovering in the wrong place IE hang a pulp in a teen's bathroom.
 

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The 'well if I give you the job for the 2 bed rooms can you throw in the hallway for that price'. The ebayers and yard sale loons, egh.
 

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my buddy sells high end expresso machines to coffee shops and resturants and he says the greeks are his hardest customers too....but i have never had a rough experience with them myself
 

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Gotta agree with timhag. Just had a bid on entire motel that they were trying to get me to match of $45 per room. They wanted to buy the paint and my price was 1 or 2 coats. Rediculous other prices for hallways and common areas.

NOT

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interior designers. That home study course they did for three months really gives them the edge over us amateurs.
 

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The people that think my estimate says "OBO" next to the final price.
 

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My worst clients are those guys from India. And all tree of them happen to be the owner of the gas stations. :arabia: :arabia: :censored:
I have had the opposite feeling, i found them to be very polite, and easy to deal with.

For me it was higher ranked military people. This was quite a few years ago, we had a builder that was building quite a few homes for majors, and higher ups.
 

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I seem to have trouble with School Teachers. Both when in school and now when I work at their house. Its funny day starts off great then the homeowner showes up with pointers and the why not this way and I would do it this way......why dont you do it yourself? Thats right you dont know how!!!! TYhats why you hired me. My mother in law is a teacher you would think I would know better....& of coarse they are really underpaid and I agree but that dosnt mean I should be under paid as well. My price is my price GET IT IN WRITTING my grandfather said and it is true something to go back to if needed. My .02
 

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Snobbish, rich clients who think we are their slaves.

The same ones who think we should work for peanuts although they work for steaks!
 

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My worst customers are those who forget our discussions and what is in the contract. That is not limited to any profession, social class, or nationality.

I really dislike generalities, because while they may be true in general, they do not tell me anything about a particular individual. And my customers are individuals, not a profession, social class, or nationality.

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Snobbish, rich clients who think we are their slaves.

The same ones who think we should work for peanuts although they work for steaks!
I have had the oppisite expirence with the wealthy. We painted a VERY small cottage for a VERY wealthy client that wanted the best work possible. We billed him monthly for the work and expected some serious problems for what it was costing him. Long story short he paid the bill no questions asked and mailed the 2 lead painters on the job a Christmas card with $500 cash stuffed inside!!:eek:
 
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