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Old 04-02-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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Pool Guy ... Therapy


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HO driving you nuts,
loose your shirt, make a mint... great ideas

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Old 04-02-2007, 12:22 PM   #2
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Hmm.. Customer wants the jandy automated control. Pool co wants 4800 installed for it. Pool co wants 200 to just to the stub out for it. Is it unethical for me to just sell it myself to the customer for cost to sweeting up the deal for them?

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matt

that's worth its own thread...

if you are subbing your pools .. sub the entire pool ....

personally I wouldn't work for you again...

at this stage in your design build you are building a relationship w your subs...

why sweeten the deal for HO?
if you sweeten for anybody sweeten for you or you're crews..
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Is it unethical for me to just sell it myself to the customer for cost to sweeting up the deal for them?

you need to get a job
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[email protected]@@@d my shoulder reaching for my alarm at 530 am

not too bad should pass soon
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my stress relievers


Arizona ice tea runs


hmm, bout it


last year ... one afternoon i was gettin sloppy & fatigued ... HO's ticked off, etc



so i just stopped and ironically - went swimming
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Is it unethical for me to tell my subs that they can not put job site signs up?

Now if a someone else in the devlopment notices one of my subs trucks and calls them for work, i got no proablem with that.
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matt make a new thread,,

trying to get a goof off thread to containing our goofing off for us here
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Ruskent, your messing with poolmans thread...
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matt

that's worth its own thread...

if you are subbing your pools .. sub the entire pool ....

personally I wouldn't work for you again...

at this stage in your design build you are building a relationship w your subs...

why sweeten the deal for HO?
if you sweeten for anybody sweeten for you or you're crews..

My objection is to build the best landscape for a certain dollar amount. Their is a certain # i need to bring this job in at to met the budget. I am trying to give the customer the most for his money. I need to maker a certain amount a day to pay my overhead. I need to charge a certain mark up on sub work to make it profitable to run through my books. The most important part is to give the customers the most for my money.

I do not want to have to cut 2k of other work from the budget because of this automated control. Cutting anything from this job will sacifice and take away form the finish product. Some of you may say 'so what, tell the customer to pay up' Having the best finish job possible is whats going to help advance my company.

I need to do what i need to do to come in at resonable numbers. I do not care what other companies are bidding, i am not trying to beat anyones price. I am trying to buld the best landscape for what i am giving to work with.

The sub should not care what happens on the job site months after he is gone.
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my stress relievers


Arizona ice tea runs


hmm, bout it


last year ... one afternoon i was gettin sloppy & fatigued ... HO's ticked off, etc



so i just stopped and ironically - went swimming
Dirt you need a producer.
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My objection is to build the best landscape for a certain dollar amount. Their is a certain # i need to bring this job in at to met the budget. I am trying to give the customer the most for his money. I need to maker a certain amount a day to pay my overhead. I need to charge a certain mark up on sub work to make it profitable to run through my books. The most important part is to give the customers the most for my money.

I do not want to have to cut 2k of other work from the budget because of this automated control. Cutting anything from this job will sacifice and take away form the finish product. Some of you may say 'so what, tell the customer to pay up' Having the best finish job possible is whats going to help advance my company.

I need to do what i need to do to come in at resonable numbers. I do not care what other companies are bidding, i am not trying to beat anyones price. I am trying to buld the best landscape for what i am giving to work with.

The sub should not care what happens on the job site months after he is gone.
Is it smoky in here...
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Dirt you need a producer.
como esta?


you're right though!!

i go pretty steady until about early August ... and then i get real real tired ...


hell, im tired now, lol

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have a rough day
HO driving you nuts,
loose your shirt, make a mint... great ideas

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Nothing to bad yet...I have one HO currently driving himself nuts. We are contracted to build him a pool and are half way through permits. He has changed the location of the pool 3 times now. Yesterday was the third and he was appologizing up and down. I said no problem we are still going to have to blast the entire hole anyway . I only get a little frustrated when they wish to have the pool moved after the hole is dug and we are in the middle of framing or steel. The change order reflects the amount of frustration...I mean work, involved.
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we are still going to have to blast the entire hole anyway
i would think that'd be kinda therapy in itself


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dirt

I believe you owe us a fountain thread
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I believe you owe us a fountain thread
i was going to wait until i alleviated the situation ... that way i could be the [email protected]@ that figured it out

rather than just the plain ole [email protected]@
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i was going to wait until i alleviated the situation ... that way i could be the [email protected]@ that figured it out

rather than just the plain ole [email protected]@
just rock the thread.....

btw for some reason I read your post in forrest gumps voice....
just kidding.....

good chance I've had the same problem...

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april 10, 2007 5pm

on my way out to sell my
100th pool since being on my own.....
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my 100th
to most this would be uneventful, but I am going to allow
this to be very proud day for me...

I am going to head down to my basement bar, pour a 4oz sambuca & enjoy a cuban cohiba I smuggled from jamaica.

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