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Trial and Error Opperator
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Why it it most people work 9-5 or run a business
9 to 5. Then come home and call me at 9:30 PM
And expect us to awnswer..?
Am I a 24 hour service sandblasting company ...

My rant for today!
 

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Were they calling from Hawaii? it would be 4:30 pm over there.
 

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I get that in my line of work as well. 9 pm in the evening, 7:30 on Sunday morning, 6 am on a Saturday. :whistling
 

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As much as we complain about it,
I'm as stupid to answer the phones.
How do you know if next month is no work .... and keep going food on the table keeps us going.

Part of owning a small busniess, and doing a working class trade.
 

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The Ultimate Wire Hider
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I call people after hours all of the time...not because I expect them to answer but because it was the first opportunity that I had that day. Also, I have situations where if I don't call when I am thinking about it, I'll forget to call.
 

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I think Ted Anderson hit the nail on the head. He couldn't be more right.

Be glad the phone is ringing and let it go to voicemail.
 

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I have four different services that I offer, both in my shop and on the road. Over the last twenty five years I have won many of my jobs by being the "small guy" who answers the phone off hours. If you let it go to voice mail and don't intend to call back until the next day, then you go back to competing with the more commercial companies and the big ads. Being available is one of the best ways for a little guy to compete with the big guys.
 
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