Home repair contractor gives 6 hour window for appointment....

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  1. mike7465

    mike7465 Smirking

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    I called a contractor to give an estimate on replacing some trim and a window. He wants me to wait for him all afternoon???
    I think this guy just lost the chance to bid on the work....
     
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    Hef Stop Obammunism

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    As a contractor, I must say he's unprofessional. I wouldn't expect to get hired if I did that to a potential customer.
     

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    Everyone has a slightly different idea of "professional courtesy."

    This seems like a self correcting problem, to me.
     
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    No way would I deal with that. Find someone else.
     
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    I just don't know what he was thinking. "Sometime after noon."
    I would do the work myself, but half of it is second story work, and the other thing is putting in a window. I haven't ever put in a window.:dunno:
     
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    Sounds like the contractor used to work for a utility company.. lol.
    "We'll be there sometime between XX:XX PM and XX:XX PM."

    Find someone else.
     
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    Find someone else. If you give this guy the job he will show up to do the work when ever he feels like it. You will be waiting on him all afternoon again.
     
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    Yea, I think I am going to give them the boot....
    Too bad, they came highly recommended.
     
  10. 9mm Luger

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    Exactly, and if you need him to stand behind said work. I'd bet you will be stuck waiting, again, longer than a few hours If I had to guess.
     
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    i dont feel bad for you..

    neighbords broke our living room window, (apartments)

    a day or two later they had a guy come around, at first they looked like they were casing the place,

    asked em what they were up to,

    said they were measuring for the window, and they would be back tomorow to install..

    okay what time, sometime in the morning to afternoon,

    okay this helps a lot,

    tomorow comes and goes,

    the next week comes and goes ..

    finally in that second week time frame, i get off work and my girlfriend lets me know that the window was installed,

    and to top it all off, im pretty sure the front office just gave these scum suckers a key to my apartment,

    thank god my private room was locked with my own personally installed hardware ..

    but i still keep valuable pets out in the living room that theye could have touched or played with ..
     
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    Hef Stop Obammunism

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    A good contractor has plenty of good RECENT references, relevant experience, punctuality, proper tools and employees, a professional appearance, business cards, clear estimates, thorough contracts, all required licenses and insurances, and doesn't work "for cash" or bar tabs. He documents everything and responds quickly. He'll have pictures of past projects (start to finish) and he'll be happy to show you.
     
  13. S.O.Interceptor

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    If you dump him and tell him why and how unprofessional that was. Or call him back and say "If you want my business, be here between 1:00 and 1:15(example), or I'll find someone who wants my business." If he wants your business and to maintain a reputation, he'll do it. Or he will at least give you an exact time he can be there. If he refuses, you know where you stand and you can then pass on that information. If he refuses, make sure to let him know that you will be spreading the word. And if he's late, dump him.

    If they really come that recommended that means they do good work. If you want that good work done to your house, then play a little hardball. It might be worth it They probably do this because people let them get away with it. If you tell them how it works and what your requirements are right off the bat, they will know that if they want your business they can't mess around with you and it will let them know that you are in charge.

    Your call. The worst that could happen is you hire them, they fail to meet your attendance requirements, and you fire them and owe them nothing.
     
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    Here's my cell number, call me when you are --:-- (fill in with how many minutes you need) minutes out and I'll meet you.

    Works for me every time.
     
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  15. Glock-it-to-me

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    He must be a former cable TV installer.
     
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    If he is not reliable when he is trying to get your money I would hate to see how he is once he has the job...
     
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    Must be a union contractor.... (ducking and running for cover)