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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.
Hey that's the same for a complete gut reno...200$. I'm not joking!
 

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geez where the hell do you guys live? there must be something in the water by you..LOL..I would come across stupid customers once in a while but not like you magnets attract.... :vs_laugh: :vs_laugh:
 

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geez where the hell do you guys live? there must be something in the water by you..LOL..I would come across stupid customers once in a while but not like you magnets attract.... :vs_laugh: :vs_laugh:
No I think the water in your area is numbing people. There are so many crazies it's unfathomable. Up to dozen for me on a weekly basis.

Friday night call, woman calling her toilet has been clogged on and off for 2 weeks and wants to have it fixed Friday night! And she freaks out about the price! What I'm starting to think is many many thousands of retards think they can't miss work during weekdays and plumbers are drug fiends who will do tricks for 20$. Maybe because they associate us with $hit and toilets we are garbage pickers hanging on the side of dump trucks. They have no idea we probably have as much education as 3%'s.


Take my last reno 2 years ago, a well off accountant had me do 2 contracts so he could hide one from his wife and show only the cheaper one of the two because she thought a 4 piece bathroom reno and moving pipes around should be less than 800$ and any more than that was robbery.

I just had a bad review on google about high rates even if he knew in advance and I hope it didn't fock my business up because the calls dropped almost to zero right after that.
 

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geez where the hell do you guys live? there must be something in the water by you..LOL..I would come across stupid customers once in a while but not like you magnets attract.... <img src="http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Laugh" class="inlineimg" /> <img src="http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Laugh" class="inlineimg" />
Up here since COVID hot people have gone stupid. As well as citiots moving west from Toronto that well houses this way are 70% less so so should everything.
 

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No I think the water in your area is numbing people. There are so many crazies it's unfathomable. Up to dozen for me on a weekly basis.

Friday night call, woman calling her toilet has been clogged on and off for 2 weeks and wants to have it fixed Friday night! And she freaks out about the price! What I'm starting to think is many many thousands of retards think they can't miss work during weekdays and plumbers are drug fiends who will do tricks for 20$. Maybe because they associate us with $hit and toilets we are garbage pickers hanging on the side of dump trucks. They have no idea we probably have as much education as 3%'s.


Take my last reno 2 year










it could be, the government puts enough chemicals in the public water supply, so who knows whats in it...
 

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So this weekend.



1) Patel Woman 12:50 on Sunday, wanting a dishwasher install in the afternoon. I should of just brushed her off but I said earliest is monday but it always it had to be now! She called around and called back saying no one was going to do it on Sunday. Duh! So I told her the rate right away I wasn't going to waste some ink and whiteout to write and erase the address down. Obviously she said my price was not real because it was not more than 100$ years ago and once again T&M is a concept that doesn't exist, is incomprehensible and that price is what they say it is not yours... I told her to go shopping some more. BLOCKED!

2) And the woman's clogged toilet on Friday in the previous post. BLOCKED!

3) Then a guy wanting to buy faucet parts, nope.

4) The worst for last, an old woman called for a clogged kitchen line, she said she had 2 different guys(not plumbers) use snakes and 4 complete bottles of hopefuls without success. In my experience the elderly are usually big trouble and should be avoided but since work is slow I explained the rate carefully 3 times until she understood clearly and she repeated the costs. She took the appointment. I told my GF I should of declined it because she'll get me to do the job, she'll call these 2 guys or family and they will tell her that I robbed her and end up with threats, bad review and a kangaroo court date. I was extremely glad she called 20 minutes later she was whatever whatever something else. BLOCKED!
 

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Monday Morning

First job this morning was installing a faucet for a customer who had already purchased a faucet . I let him know I will guarantee connections but not faucet , and only Moen / Delta / Kohler . Shut offs under sink looked good ( no corrosion , clean ) , they turned off easy enough . Should have flushed them with a long supply into a bucket before connecting . Black rubber washers fell apart upon opening and flushed particles into faucet . Rookie mistake for sure . Get in a hurry and see what happens . Renzo Moen faucet has a check valve where pull
out spray hose " snaps" into line from faucet . Debris was in there and could not get check valve out as it is pressed into place . Customer offers to return faucet and get another one , so I stopped on way home to install . No issues and plenty of water pressure . My fault completely , just wanted to vent . Need to start telling customers I am going to replace shut offs every time I replace a faucet . Would think the shutoffs would last but either the washer falls apart or they are full of mineral build up .
 

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@Dontbitenails

I want to point out some things about your signature. Only to be taken lightly. :wink:


Only need to know 3 things to be a plumber

Crap rolls down hill
Oh it can roll uphill towards you, in every sense of the term.
Hot is on the left
Don't assume hot is on the left
Don't bite your fingernails
Wear rubber gloves then it's okay!
 

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Too bad for those who don't come read the soaps...

Got a caller this morning and he only had a slight accent so I went. I was greeted by a new Canadian wearing a heavy winter jacket indoors and heavy thick slippers they could have been mukluks! It was freezing cold, breath and frost in the air, that sort of cold. I was like great another one who cheaps' out on the heating bill. He had tried to install his seat bidet and it was leaking. All he had was a dollar store flat screw driver and pliers. I had told him on the phone I'd check the fill valve but I wasn't touching his unapproved kit. Even if you bought it at the big box it's not legal. He started to plead with his hands like in church.

He asks me if I heated my house I said yeah of course and he replies heating costs too much. Well sir why did you buy this big 2 floor house? No it's a small house. Ok whatever you live alone? Yeah my wife doesn't want to move anymore and wants a divorce too...Why does life have to be so terrible?....

Then he wanted me to check out why he didn't have water to his fridge, well sir I'm not touching any of this aquarium line and this illegal diy kit and a saddle valve on poly-B... He complained about the estimate and couldn't believe it. I think a prayer to a cloud entity and voila. Ok time to pay me I'm out of here.



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Don't bite your fingernails
Wear rubber gloves then it's okay!

Or wash your frickin hands people!!!!

It's called personal hygiene!!! If y'all didn't cough and spit on each other and every single door knob maybe we wouldn't need masks!!

Also, payday is friday, unless you run your own business, then payday is anyday you can wring your money out of some weasel trying to skirt the bill :vs_laugh:

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Also, payday is Friday, unless you run your own business, then payday is any day you can wring your money out of some weasel trying to skirt the bill :vs_laugh

That is what my wife used to say ! :biggrin:




We used to do fridays for everyone, but I would only give out the checks at the end of the day, not first thing in the am....
I found that these fuc/ups would drive across town to cash the checks on my time in the mornings and stand in a line for 2 hours if necessary (on my time:vs_mad:)

We Lost an appointment for a water heater where they were supposed to be there to be let in a 9 and never showed up until 10.45... The helper told me that the journeyman stood in line at the bank that morning cause he was out of smokes and needed money, and I totally lost my cool over this fiasco...:vs_mad:.

From then on they all got their checks at 5.00PM and if their banks were closed then thats just too bad....:vs_laugh:


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We used to do fridays for everyone, but I would only give out the checks at the end of the day, not first thing in the am....
I found that these fuc/ups would drive across town to cash the checks on my time in the mornings and stand in a line for 2 hours if necessary (on my time:vs_mad:)

We Lost an appointment for a water heater where they were supposed to be there to be let in a 9 and never showed up until 10.45... The helper told me that the journeyman stood in line at the bank that morning cause he was out of smokes and needed money, and I totally lost my cool over this fiasco...:vs_mad:.

From then on they all got their checks at 5.00PM and if their banks were closed then thats just too bad....:vs_laugh:


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Wow rough employees! On construction(I say construction plumbers) (non construction plumbers is different) here the paycheck or direct deposit has to be in no later than thursday 11 AM otherwise the employee can leave 1 hour early to deposit his check if it's late that day.
 

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Or wash your frickin hands people!!!!

It's called personal hygiene!!! If y'all didn't cough and spit on each other and every single door knob maybe we wouldn't need masks!!

Also, payday is friday, unless you run your own business, then payday is anyday you can wring your money out of some weasel trying to skirt the bill :vs_laugh:

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just shows how ignorant you are to how immunity is built...a little dirt and germs never hurt anyone...in fact it helps...
 

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just shows how ignorant you are to how immunity is built...a little dirt and germs never hurt anyone...in fact it helps...

Drinking more fresh water is great for you until you drink 5 gallons in an hour and your brain starts swelling.




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geez where the hell do you guys live? there must be something in the water by you..LOL..I would come across stupid customers once in a while but not like you magnets attract.... <img src="http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Laugh" class="inlineimg" /> <img src="http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Laugh" class="inlineimg" />
I don’t get it either,
I do 15-30 service calls/jobs a week, and I almost never have any or these crazy issues.
Maybe a cold call once a month, but they don’t much passed their first question of
“How much to do/install/replace BLANK”?

Maybe It’s cuz most of my work is WOrd of mouth or I come highly recommended by my past clients..

The French chick I hook up with from, from time to time (she’s from Montreal) says “we’re All crazy”..
I’ll confirm that..
 

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.....The French chick I hook up with from, from time to time (she’s from Montreal) says “we’re All crazy”..
I’ll confirm that..


"French"

Do the black canadians pretend they're still africans too? Do the irish up there only eat potatoes and beer?:vs_laugh::devil3:


Do those of german descent.....


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