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Old 10-08-2020, 10:15 PM   #1211
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Today a haggler type guy calls wanting a new dishwasher install. I've stopped doing jobs for them but this one seemed more respectable and he agreed to the price. I step into this brand new modern house, nothing inside except a new fridge, new dishwasher, gas stove, laundry machines all in their wrappings.

Once I'm done he asks me to hook up the brand new washing machine and dryer, he then says my mother has her own apartment downstairs with the same new set, make me a good deal. Here we go, I wasn't having it, I said you already signed the rate, that's the rate. You pay for my time and you will pay my time to get stuff at the store... He said ok.

Same thing in the apartment below, all brand new appliances and all of a sudden a big delivery truck backs up with all new furniture! I ask the guy what do you do? I won't say what he does exactly but he's probably making 400K or more working at the hospital. I went to get parts and when I came back the garage door was open will a mercedes that looked like a sports model worth 170K or more.

I won't say what I was thinking at the moment, a good slap in the back of the head would of been nice. Then he thought the rate was less than what was written on the page in the first place. What a freaking insult.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:43 AM   #1212
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Ask him if he lets his customers haggle about the price just as he is about to make the incision.
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:53 PM   #1213
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Ask him if he lets his customers haggle about the price just as he is about to make the incision.
The government pays their salary.... I need a better reply for doctors.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:56 AM   #1214
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5:30 PM Saturday Night


Woman calls saying they have someone remove the vanity(I bet it's a hack) she tried to explain the situation and it wasn't making any sense because she was trying to find a way not to mention they had hired one. Her boyfriend took the line and tried to hide it too. Anyway while doing so he pulled the pipes with it and they heard a crack. Now it was leaking heavily in the wall and dripping downstairs and they had to shut down the main. Now they were looking for someone to open the wall to make the repairs

Sure it'll be this much...

We'll think about it.


Hahaha whatever good luck finding a cheap pirate plumber, my Chinese food take out is almost ready.

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Old 10-21-2020, 07:49 PM   #1215
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Guy calls today saying he got a prefab house erected about a month ago and he thinks the vent is leaking because it's dripping down. He wanted an estimate because the factory wanted some prices to fix it.

Sure it'll be this much $$ for my time to give out a price.

He was dumbfounded why I was going to charge him. He was asking why he should pay!

They don't have any warranties, what about the plumbers who were in there? He said he'd contact the manufacturer to see if they would pay my visit. Yeah yeah whatever. What kind nonsense is this?
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:12 PM   #1216
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I got a bad review on Google today from a snowflake.....

I did not have the time to get involved in a gas leak with the house shut down, so I referred the call to someone else...

It turned out the lady did not get along with the gas repair man so they tangled because he would not listen to her advice as to how to repair the many leaks in her house...

the guy lost his cool , took his tools and left..... and somehow I get a bad review on google cause she thinks he works for me......

I had to call her and explain that this is another company but I dont think she is ever going to take down the review.... The guys that came out had their company shirts on that should have been enough for this dingbat to realize it was not my company...

She has no heat tonight and she says she wants to wait on someone who is out of town right now to show up next week cause he sounded sweet and nice on the phone... I told her how do you know he will actually want to do the job next week????

So I told her to call around and get some estimates to re-pipe the mess in her basement..... I gave her another name of a Plumber that could come out and give her a free estimate..... lady is dumb as a brick.

I got on google and told her to please not give me another bad review if she does not like the estimate or the people that come out to give you the estimate

Her review makes her look like a complete dumbass.
but Google will not take down the review either.......
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Guy calls today saying he got a prefab house erected about a month ago and he thinks the vent is leaking because it's dripping down. ....

I had one modular house where the vent coming up in the first floor wall was never hooked to the vent coming down in the first floor wall. Behind the wall the dryer was on, the ends of the pipes were only 4 feet apart in the same studbay. Talk about someone drinking on the job lolz. Phucking drywall guys should have said something too!!!


Took that institution like 7 years and 3 complaining tenants to finally have us come in and find out what the smell was. I went around smelling the electrical sockets and switches and found it.



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Old 10-21-2020, 09:46 PM   #1218
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I got a bad review as well, on monday, the guy complained on the high price even though I told him on the phone and he signed with the rate written on the work order. He also complained on the price of parts that I was ripping him off. Anyway he said he had other renos and hired another company where they sent 2 guys and they told him my rate was commercial rate(WTF??). He didn't leave his real name so I don't know who he is.

I was tempted to call the association to have a case opened up on them because it's against the code of ethics to condescend another company but who knows what could happen with the kangaroo court and it could backfire on me.

So I did the next best thing, to write an eloquent reply. I wonder though it seems all I got this week are price inquiries and almost no jobs at all.
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Strange text from my former master. I could write a book about his fck ups, personal and business wise, but thatís all water under the bridge. Iíve done work for him at his house, heís referred me, ran into him and a customer of ours at my buddyís brewery last week. His best friend from the Corps wants nothing to do with him because of his personal/family decisions... last I heard heís traveling the country installing on demand heaters. That kinda got shut down by COVID.

Donít know what to think about this. I still consider him a friend of sorts. I ran his company for over two years while he smoked weed, did estimates and tried the reality show scene.

Thinking heís lost all his friends because of his decisions.
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Go a call last weekend about pricing out running a waterline and electrical conduit in the same trench. Go out and price it, I’ll be a day. With the mini and skiddy. Plus material so $2000.00. Guy oh I thought it’d be like 200$. Lol your 45 minutes from the shop. 200$ wont even get my truck out of the yard.
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