Damn, you got some weird customer. But the good thing is you don't have to deal with them any longer, for more problems 🤔I’ve dealt with some grumpy cheapskates before but texting me at 5am to say they didn’t like my work, wouldn’t pay any more and my tools are on the front step was a new one for me.
I understand somewhat why they’re angry (and I should never have agreed to the last change of plan) but I explained to them in great detail via email and with in person demonstrations the downsides of trying to save the doors that were installed incorrectly by the last contractor and I thought they got it. Really I think I did pretty well getting the doors functioning but there’s only so much I can do when the mortise depths are all over the map, the Lowe’s particle jambs are dissolving as I work with them and the customer expects the gaps around the door to have less than 1/32 variation throughout.
Fortunately I was a little wary of this customer from the beginning, only agreed to four doors to start (and not re trimming and painting the entire house), got a proper contract signed and initialed and a full 50 percent up front so I’m eating less than $400 which is a pretty gentle lesson as far as the contractor school of hard knocks goes but still..
What else. 30-45 minutes to take it out and then again to take it in so much. Only that I can do is try to choose projects that are at safe location.I used to take every tool off the job at the end of the day. I was burning so much time doing that, gave it up completely.
And if I was in SF I would pay the TRIAD protection money and that would not be an issue any more. IF the Police and government will not protect the public and business, the MOB will. Too many SF businesses dying because this STUPID idea. It is going to have to be like Chicago 100 years ago in order to work.
I've told the story if HS kids stealing beer at a gas station, having the surveillance tape, license plate, witnesses, and no response.