MD, do you have the customer dig a trench to bury an underground wire/conduit or what do you do if asked to run wiring outside?mdshunk said:Work for nitpickers would be at the top of my list for a potential "thanks, but no thanks". Jobs where things just don't add up, finance wise are suspect for a turn down also. If it looks like everything in the home is a hand-me-down from the rest of the family, and all the cars are 15 years old, but they want 20K worth of new work done... that would cause me to ask a few qualifing questions. If I don't get the right answers, I might bail on that work too.
As far as specific work goes, anything that involves me personally digging a ditch will get turned down.
Exactly... or I sub it out and make a profit on the sub. I've always been busy enough that I have that luxury. I just have a fundamental objection towards operating a shovel.Cubevan said:MD, do you have the customer dig a trench to bury an underground wire/conduit or what do you do if asked to run wiring outside?
I'm surprised that you wouldn't have an apprentice do it. He can get a feel for that part of the trade, someday he may not have your'e luxury when and if he/she makes it.mdshunk said:Exactly... or I sub it out and make a profit on the sub. I've always been busy enough that I have that luxury. I just have a fundamental objection towards operating a shovel.
WOW!! That is not a very good way to look at your'e industry. I think one of your'e (cheap)customers is a professional hypnotist and you are under the spell! lol :cheesygrimdshunk said:No electrician "needs" a helper.
I built a composite deck an hour away onceMike Finley said:I turn down work that is out of the area that I want to work in. I don't like driving more than 15 minutes to a job site.
Because I didn't want to be next on their list of people to take to court. I've been sued once and I won but it turns out the lady had a history of taking people to court.> My comment was just a comment and was not meant to be taken too seriously. RTslickshift said:I haven't run across this yet
Why would you not want to work for them?
I actually enjoy working with insurance companies for projects.