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What are some reasons that you will turn a client down for a job?

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Norman Oklahoma
(@norman-oklahoma)
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Posted by: @jed

...the 3 hours of driving is what I wish I could avoid ..... 

That's the average round trip commute for a guy who lives in Beaverton and works in Vancouver. Nevermore.  

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Posted : May 13, 2022 10:06 am
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Brad Ott
(@brad-ott)
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@jed we’re not supposed to call each other names here, and I only say this with the most appropriate brotherly affection, “you’re a nut.”

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Posted : May 13, 2022 2:07 pm
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Bill93
(@bill93)
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Some people are square pegs in round holes, but @jed seems to fit in a job where few others would.

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Posted : May 13, 2022 2:23 pm
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Stephen Ward
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I had one today that needed a quick turnaround on an easement for a shared driveway.  I priced it accordingly and they balked at the price.  They wanted to reduce cost by reducing the project scope to a point that I was uncomfortable with.  My response was that quality of work and scope are not negotiable but I would be happy to adjust the cost by letting them move to the back of the line.  For some reason they thought that was more unreasonable than my initial proposal.

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Posted : May 13, 2022 9:56 pm
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RADAR
(@dougie)
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Posted by: @stephen-ward

For some reason they thought that was more unreasonable than my initial proposal.

I'm sorry; I'm not going to be able to help you...


GIF

 

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Posted : May 14, 2022 9:34 am
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hpalmer
(@hpalmer)
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I have several times told persons who demand I work for them - 'how about I pay you twenty dollars and just not take the job'.

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Posted : May 14, 2022 2:28 pm
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holy cow
(@holy-cow)
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My most common reason to turn down a client over the past 18 months is that we simply can not do the job within a time constraint that they would impose.  This generally applies to calls from those I do not know.  In another thread I listed several of my recent jobs.  Most of those are for prior clients, friends and neighbors.  It's called protecting the base.  A one and done client is rare for me.

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Posted : May 15, 2022 9:25 am
Jed
 Jed
(@jed)
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@brad-ott

Thats hilarious, that was one of my nicknames in high school🤣

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Posted : May 15, 2022 9:52 am
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Jitterboogie
(@jitterboogie)
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@williwaw 

Similar sometimes. I just nap.

No caffeine after 4pm

Naps are a natural reset, even if for only 15-20 minutes.

I've mastered my sleep cycle, even learned how to sleep across 3 bar stools while they count the till.

It all about Minding  the minimum sleep needed to perform at 95%.

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Posted : May 16, 2022 9:50 pm
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FairbanksLS
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Posted by: @hpalmer

I have several times told persons who demand I work for them - 'how about I pay you twenty dollars and just not take the job'.

That’s no way to treat a woman.

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Posted : May 16, 2022 10:54 pm
BStrand
(@bstrand)
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@mightymoe

Sounds like quite the moneymaker if you have the time and energy.

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Posted : May 17, 2022 12:00 pm
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