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    Yes i do around 80 acres in total for 3 sites

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    Cheers Garry

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    went to the dentist this arvo $490 1.5 hrs me wallet is still numb.

    Come home wife informs me that the quote for $900 to have a procedure on my bad leg is wrong, its more like $2.5k ,

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    so basically, we are in the WRONG industry then..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    went to the dentist this arvo $490 1.5 hrs me wallet is still numb.

    Come home wife informs me that the quote for $900 to have a procedure on my bad leg is wrong, its more like $2.5k ,
    So we both are lying on the floor in shock, I just timidly logged into my super.

    I work for a dental surgeon at his practice and home. Worked at his home yesterday for 3hrs and charged ^*#^"+ and don't drive the 2 BMW's, but I'm not a skilled dentist neither.

    Edit, but Surgeon owner doesn't always put all the charges through on his PC screen to reception too when I'm a patient. You may need to get a Dental Surgeon Owner on your books for Gardening/Mowing
    Cheers Garry

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    Quote Originally Posted by jal2007 View Post
    so basically, we are in the WRONG industry then..
    We should have listened to mummy n daddy 40 years ago.
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    Quoted a small commercial job after they were not happy with Jimmies! He is not attending quickly enough and place very untidy.

    Got quote accepted - had my normal payment terms and conditions.

    On bottom of email they say their standard payment terms to contractors: 45 days from end of month.

    Wonder why Jimmy didn't attend.

    Sent an email back telling them to discuss my option with management
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    Quote Originally Posted by South East Mowing View Post

    On bottom of email they say their standard payment terms to contractors: 45 days from end of month
    Can you bill them in advance ie 1st of month for that month, then payment is 15 days after month ends?
    it works for me

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    Think John nailed it with --- "Sent an email back telling them to discuss my option with management"


    Also think I should stop posting for a week or so, I'm getting way too grumpy in some posts this week and doing edit corrections to smooth them over. Thanks Wall St .
    Cheers Garry

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Gardens View Post
    Can you bill them in advance ie 1st of month for that month, then payment is 15 days after month ends?
    it works for me
    GAve them some workable options.
    Contractors don't usually leave their clients in the type of mess they were in. Unless their is a reason.
    Good commercial clients are usually harder to lose than get, and they are not easy to grt
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSM-Gazza View Post
    Thanks Wall St .
    I know what you mean I've made a lot of money in the last 2 days, pity about the 2 days before that
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    I know what you mean I've made a lot of money in the last 2 days, pity about the 2 days before that
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    Quote Originally Posted by South East Mowing View Post
    Quoted a small commercial job after they were not happy with Jimmies! He is not attending quickly enough and place very untidy.

    Got quote accepted - had my normal payment terms and conditions.

    On bottom of email they say their standard payment terms to contractors: 45 days from end of month.

    Wonder why Jimmy didn't attend.

    Sent an email back telling them to discuss my option with management
    I ended up accepting something when I spoke to the lady on the phone.
    I went home and asked wife to do the paperwork. I then saw what they were requesting-done less for school contracts, retirement village contracts etc!!! Got it all except for the 20M insurance BUT they expect me to jump through hoops for them to keep standards to a certain level. That's when I realised that my standard payment terms should be kept to a certain level also. I don't mind the paperwork requirements and requests as you must expect them doing commercial work. But I do have employees and like taking the extra work to keep them busy but don't need to be "bent over" voluntarily.
    They are a very large company and have their standard terms as 45 days from end of month. ALL this for what totals probably 2 reasonable residential clients value
    You know how sometimes you get a particular feeling about a client, what they said, what has happened etc Well bells are ringing here, could be wrong!
    Now, do I ring the lady and tell her politely I don't want it for the reasons above - and to forward it to the boss? Or do I send it by email?
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    Easy.........ignore.

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    I always say go by your gut feeling because in most cases it's right

    I would go by email just stating you'll pass on taking the job,from there end they should just see it he doesn't want it and they'll move onto the next one.i don't think there is any reason why you would need to explain yourself.

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