Theres money there, not Deal Nj money but some money. There are definitely some wannbes but also some that have the bucks. New hope / solebury area across the river in PA is pretty well bucked up too.
I dont know man, 1200 sq ft crapbox selling for almost a mil. That's not cheap. Lots of artists and alternatives, yes. Mix of younger self mades and kids living off daddy's $$$.
He could have just spent 5 minutes and made a jig if he was going to be that anal about it...I once had a builder tell me he was going to drill all the framing for wiring. He spent the better part of 3 days doing so.
His method was to set up a rotary laser and mark the face of each stud. Then use a square to extend the pencil mark to the side of each stud. THEN.... us a tape measure to mark the center of the stud at the pencil mark.
THEN, and ONLY THEN, would he drill the hole precisely in line with all the other holes and perfectly centered in the stud.
His reasoning? It would take less wire between boxes, so I should give him a break on price.
So he spent three frikkin days doing this.......... and I still didn't give him a nickel off the price.
Assuming all women between 40-70 are housewives who live off alimony?Just curious what your worst type of customer is.. i dont mean “ the one’s that dont pay “..
The two that consistently give me trouble are Asians and single woman between the ages of 40 and 70
Asians always think you are trying to rip them off and always seem to try and nickel and dime.
Single woman over the age of 40 and under 70 are also problematic. I think part of it is due to them being single and being afforded all the time in the world to focus on little things and even invent issues because they are bored.
I had the worst customer experience I've ever had this week but fortunately I declined the job so it was only 20 minutes of my life. Nigerian couple new to Canada, not sure if their ethnicity has anything to do with it but I wonder if it's a cultural difference that made them come across as so rude. I talked to them on the phone on Tuesday night and happened to be working s few streets away from them Wednesday so I said I'd stop by in the morning.
Went and looked at this basement finishing job which I was told involved framing in a bedroom. I got there and it's actually going to be adding a kitchen and moving a laundry room as well. I tell them I'm booking 6 weeks. They are unhappy. I tell them their 100amp panel is full and I need an electrician to have a look at the logistics of adding a second range. They are unhappy. They tell me it's best the electrician looks at it that afternoon. I tell them unlikely but I'll let them know. Nope today is best for us so let's do it today.... I tell them If we do move plumbing and electrical around we will need to do some drywall patches. They disagree, it will be easy and require no drywall work apparently according to them. They want an estimate within 3 days. I tell I will do my best to give them a rough idea by then but we have a lot of questions to answer before we can even start thinking about a permit or talk about cost. The lady immediately tells me she Hope's the price will be negotiable! I haven't said anything about a price yet and already I'm fighting about money.
I told them I needed to get going. Calmed down for a couple of hours so I could call them to tell them their job isn't a good fit for my company and best of luck with their project. 🇳🇴
Beware of people who steal office supplies from work?I went and looked at somebody’s window that had a broken sash balancer in it. I happened to have a pair in my truck. Exact size.
Thought I was doing the guy a favor.
I got a check from them today with a note.
I responded with this picture.
Hopefully when their house sells for 500 K, $160 won’t break the bank.
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There was a bit of foreshadowing when I was talking to the husband, and the wife returned from the grocery store.Gee Tom, what's it worth to have your window fixed?