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    Default Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Agree with Beetle.
    I've had similar situations before. Hours of red tape paperwork, unreasonable payment terms all for a job that the income won't match some private residentials
    First question I ask these bigger companies is what is their payment terms. Might sound agressive but I've got sick of wasting time.
    Biggest waste of time is my local retirement villages. There's a lot of them. Every couple years they'll call requesting a quote for mowing. You'll spend a couple hours walking and quoting only to find they'll keep their maintenance man doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GardeningSolutions View Post
    Agree with Beetle.
    I've had similar situations before. Hours of red tape paperwork, unreasonable payment terms all for a job that the income won't match some private residentials
    First question I ask these bigger companies is what is their payment terms. Might sound agressive but I've got sick of wasting time.
    Biggest waste of time is my local retirement villages. There's a lot of them. Every couple years they'll call requesting a quote for mowing. You'll spend a couple hours walking and quoting only to find they'll keep their maintenance man doing it.
    Charge them for the Quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by GardeningSolutions View Post
    Agree with Beetle.
    I've had similar situations before. Hours of red tape paperwork, unreasonable payment terms all for a job that the income won't match some private residentials
    First question I ask these bigger companies is what is their payment terms. Might sound agressive but I've got sick of wasting time.
    Biggest waste of time is my local retirement villages. There's a lot of them. Every couple years they'll call requesting a quote for mowing. You'll spend a couple hours walking and quoting only to find they'll keep their maintenance man doing it.
    Yep, sent an email saying I no longer wanted the work
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    Quote Originally Posted by South East Mowing View Post
    Yep, sent an email saying I no longer wanted the work
    But your a lawn mowing man aren't you supposed to be desperate for any and all work and accept even the smallest crumb of work thrown your way.
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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    Default Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Quote Originally Posted by South East Mowing View Post
    Yep, sent an email saying I no longer wanted the work
    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    But your a lawn mowing man aren't you supposed to be desperate for any and all work and accept even the smallest crumb of work thrown your way.
    Don't forget voice mail message of Pete the Plumber next door wanting his nature strip done for $5 being the right price to him, not the $10 quoted by SEM

    OH, and I'm still very Grumpy and getting worse.!!!
    Cheers Garry

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSM-Gazza View Post
    Don't forget voice mail message of Pete the Plumber next door wanting his nature strip done for $5 being the right price to him, not the $10 quoted by SEM

    OH, and I'm still very Grumpy and getting worse.!!!
    And I bumped into him while Joe was on Holidays. Adam had just started working with us so he was with me when Pete approached.

    As I was walking back to the car he was coming up to me talking about if I could do it and blah blah blah.

    Told him not to waste my time etc and he was so apologetic for offending me blah blah blah

    He was still talking to me as we drove away. Adam was in fits!!!
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    Default Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Being told by my orthopaedic surgeon that I am pushing my new hip to the limit everyday, and maybe its time to think about doing something else. He also said I should take a month off to rest it a bit, yeah right..

    There is a lot riding on the procedure I am having next Wednesday ........ now where is the endone

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