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mnmforestry

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I do tree work and logging. I take time to go out look at jobs and talk and estimate these jobs with the home owners or land owners. I give them a price and everything is agreed upon. Two to three weeks later when you get to there job on the list. Call them and tell them a day ahead of time to let them know that I will be at their site the following day and they say we have decided to just not do the job or what really gets me is when they say we have already gotten the job done by someone else who was just a few dollars cheaper than you. No phone call or nothing to let you know. After you have planned and moved equipment and scheduled your men to be at a certain place then they just drop the bomb like its no big deal. What's it coming to when you can agree with a man, shake his hand on the deal and watch him back out faster than you can blink. I just don't get the way people think and the way they live their lives anymore. Sorry, rant over. I feel butter now.
 

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The whole world is going down the *s-wordter. :loco:
 

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I have noticed that the bad people are beginning to out number the good people
 

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Has anyone ever tried asking for a deposit? I wonder if even $100 up front to get on the schedule might help retain jobs better. I don't think people would squirm at being asked for $100 but after paying they wouldn't shop for someone cheaper...
 

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my family's logging company, demands 1/2 upfront, for anything that is a cash job, (house lots, etc.)
and just the opposite when we buy the timber...we pay the land owner 1/2 upfront...
 

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People suck....just the way it is I guess. Had that happen to many times when I was selling parts on C/L. But every once in awhile you'd get that guy who simply came and got the part......no lowering the price crap....no acting like he doesn't have enough money the second he gets there...just comes and goes. Those are getting harder to find. lol
 

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People suck....just the way it is I guess. Had that happen to many times when I was selling parts on C/L. But every once in awhile you'd get that guy who simply came and got the part......no lowering the price crap....no acting like he doesn't have enough money the second he gets there...just comes and goes. Those are getting harder to find. lol
Amen buddy
 

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This forum gives me hope though. Everyone who I've interacted with has been first rate. In all honesty, 98% of the interactions I had on AS were with good people too.

I feel for you though. It's hard to make a living providing a service. The general population seems to want things done immediately and they want a deal or will search and search to find someone who will do it cheaper (often with poor results).
 
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mnmforestry

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This forum gives me hope though. Everyone who I've interacting with has been first rate. In all honesty, 98% of the interactions I had on AS were with good people too.

I feel for you though. It's hard to make a living providing a service. The general population seems to want things done immediately and they want a deal or will search and search to find someone who will do it cheaper (often with poor results).
Wish I could like this 100 times.
 

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This forum gives me hope though. Everyone who I've interacted with has been first rate. In all honesty, 98% of the interactions I had on AS were with good people too.

I feel for you though. It's hard to make a living providing a service. The general population seems to want things done immediately and they want a deal or will search and search to find someone who will do it cheaper (often with poor results).
So true guys
 

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I run into the same thing as an electrician. Give someone a very fair bid on a project...to lose out, because someone bid 2-3% lower than you. Or they find a buddy of a buddy's brother that knows a little about electrical. Can't count how many of these I have had to fix.
I've had the client look back at me and say thanks for fixing...and realized it would have been quicker, and cheaper in the long run, to haven't done properly the first time.
 
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