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Old 11-26-2017, 10:55 PM   #1
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A couple weeks ago it had been pouring rain every day, we set records for rain. Luckily I was doing a indoor job but Im still running a month or more behind schedule.

So a lady who I do work for every once in a while calls later one night so I think something bad happened and its a emergency. Really nice lady, I really like working for her. She says her neighbor is in a bind and had water leaking in around the chimney, he called 3 different guys and nobody will come out, I tell her Im backed up and dont have time. Well hes a doctor and works a lot, has kids, doesnt know what to do yada yada.

So I give in and call Dr. Pakistan at 10pm and get the low down. I tell him I running behind but Ill drop everything and run over there at 9am.

I get over there in the morning, nobody is home like he said. I did what I said I would do. And burn up half a day by the time I get back home. But Im thinking I should get some future work

So I call the guy he acts like he doesnt know who I am. So Im trying to explain it then he says I never call him and his neighbor had someone do it. I said yeah your neighbor Nancy, he says yeah. I said that was me. Then it was no no no it was a different neighbor then a different neighbor did it himself. Then I didnt call at 9 while he told me he would be at work. Then its Im driving and cant talk. Then its Ill be out of town for a week.

Now I know why nobody would do it. Had Dr Scumbag called me himself I would have told him I dont have time. But since his neighbor has been great that suckered me in. So I ed myself out of a good days paying work. Learned my lesson on that one.

I hope he gets in a tight spot and needs me again
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:06 PM   #2
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Send him a bill. Make sure it has non payment interest clauses on it. When you get your phone bill, copy it and highlight the time that you called him. Take notes about the call. Get an affidavit from the lady you got the recommendation from.

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What Leo said.

It'd be nice if a lot of the convos were through text messages.

And tack on some hefty "emergency" charges. (including the 10 pm phone call)

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I got burned from Dr Pakistan twice.

The first time and the last time.
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Had a run in with a couple like this once, lucky for me they had a reputation among the neighbors and some contractors I know. We painted a few of the neighbors houses and typically do a lot of work in the neighborhood so the wife called and wanted us to paint their house. Told her it was too big for my small crew and we were months out anyway so she asked me to come out 2x a day and check on the crew she did hire in the future. I told her sure, it would be 2x my trip minimum.....that was the end of that.
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...NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED....

just a fact of life.....

You will likely spend more time and money trying to recoup your losses than you will ever make.....

consider it more tuition towards your Phd.....
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...NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED....

just a fact of life.....

You will likely spend more time and money trying to recoup your losses than you will ever make.....

consider it more tuition towards your Phd.....
Im sure he knows that, most crooks know how to screw people over and this is a prime example. Im sure Im not the first person he has done this to. He knows it isnt worth the time or money to go after it. So for all eternity Ill be telling everyone not to do any work for Dr Isis so hopefully that will cost him in the end. I also found out my sister does his billing so everyone at the office knows Dr. Talaban likes screwing over hard working Americans.
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Send him a bill. Make sure it has non payment interest clauses on it. When you get your phone bill, copy it and highlight the time that you called him. Take notes about the call. Get an affidavit from the lady you got the recommendation from.
And have your accountant send him a 1099 on January 2.
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Call his family members and ask them if they no how to get a hold of him because he owes you money..... or call other people he works with.
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I would at least send him a bill. He won't pay it. Even if you tell everyone you can find, "he doesn't pay his bills" he won't care. I'm sure you're not the first person he hasn't paid.

As said above, you will probably never recoup your money. I would still want to go after him. Just in my nature.
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Make sure you let the neighbor lady know so she quits doing his dirty work.


Pakistanis and Indians are notoriously cheap and don’t like to pay bills. It’s funny because I was just talking about this to someone yesterday.
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Make sure you let the neighbor lady know so she quits doing his dirty work.


Pakistanis and Indians are notoriously cheap and don’t like to pay bills. It’s funny because I was just talking about this to someone yesterday.
Add the chaldeans. At least in SE MI.
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Make a complaint to his state licensing agency, or say that you will. Responding to that stuff takes time. Use the fact that he claimed to be so busy because he's a doctor, etc. Not that it will get anywhere, but maybe it creates a "cost of not paying" that he can relate to.

Send kind letters to his office, too, so the staff can read them.
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Seeing as you weren't there go undo what you didn't do. After 9AM of course.

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I would let your nice prior client know that he's stiffing you for the work done when your paths cross again. Good luck.
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sometimes an old skool' ass-kicking makes it all better. Get an OJ ski mask and have some fun.
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It isn't racist to say it but Pakistanis/Indians come from a different culture, I've met a number of them that were cheap or hustlers. One that stands out was a Pakistani neurosurgeon back in my sign making days. All the signs on the street directory were sandblasted cedar but he insisted on a flat plywood sign. I refused and the property managers wouldn't let him do it so I ended up doing them. But damn, I guess he did discount brain surgery?
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I would let your nice prior client know that he's stiffing you for the work done when your paths cross again. Good luck.
Oh I will, I have so work to do over there and she wants the wife and baby to come visit.

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It isn't racist to say it but Pakistanis/Indians come from a different culture, I've met a number of them that were cheap or hustlers. One that stands out was a Pakistani neurosurgeon back in my sign making days. All the signs on the street directory were sandblasted cedar but he insisted on a flat plywood sign. I refused and the property managers wouldn't let him do it so I ended up doing them. But damn, I guess he did discount brain surgery?
This guys is a cardiologist, I dont think I would go to this guy. Im sure he will cut corners to save money.
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This guys is a cardiologist, I dont think I would go to this guy. Im sure he will cut corners to save money.
Probably gets his equipment at Harbor Freight.


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