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    When you start in any business pretty soon you come across a person who thinks the whole world is ordered to suit him,he never keeps his word,and is angered if held to it,and is always pursuing something new,and abandoning the old,which includes any money owed by him.This kind of guy comes across as enthusiastic and successful,and always has others doing work for him free.

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    Sad but true. Had to shut down a few of those bastards quick over the years. Once you learn their routine, they're easy to spot.


    Quote Originally Posted by john.k View Post
    When you start in any business pretty soon you come across a person who thinks the whole world is ordered to suit him,he never keeps his word,and is angered if held to it,and is always pursuing something new,and abandoning the old,which includes any money owed by him.This kind of guy comes across as enthusiastic and successful,and always has others doing work for him free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.k View Post
    When you start in any business pretty soon you come across a person who thinks the whole world is ordered to suit him,he never keeps his word,and is angered if held to it,and is always pursuing something new,and abandoning the old,which includes any money owed by him.This kind of guy comes across as enthusiastic and successful,and always has others doing work for him free.

    Halfway across the globe and you are running into the same people I do.
    As I get it there is a middleman here and as much as I hate the idea there is who should eat the money with another layer.
    Depends on you, the middleman and trust back and forth.
    Sometimes this layer is golden and I would never turn on them and will protect their accounts to the end, sometimes they are snakes so a bite back is in the cards.
    This lack of working and changing things clearly with each other is never a black and white world.
    Bob

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    A new employee once said to me (as he quit)..."I hope I never get as bitter and twisted as you are".....Yeah ,B&T ,thats me.Ive been caught taking risks many times ,but never by the straight out cons so many seem to fall for.........an old friend of mine retired and sold out,then put all his money in a investment trust that guaranteed 10%+ p/a return,but promised 100%pa return........he got sucked in because a major bank (one of the big four here) had staff financial advisers spruiking for the scheme,and being encouraged by the bank to offer big loans to investors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjd10684 View Post
    Eh that was last weeks problem. Another customer said they would go to China if we could not lower the price on a part that we have not increased the price of since 2006. The basic response to that email was if that's your choice we wish you the best and we are always available for repairs. PO came in later that day.

    Anyhow I have been thinking about it and since this run is typically a walk away job ie hit the go button and go work on another machine for half an hour. I don't mind eating the spindle time. The waterjet time and the material though I would like to get something for since that's the lions share of the cost. I'll talk to the plant super tomorrow and we will work something out. I will also politely let the customer know that were fixing his f up and we will no longer be dealing with hand shakes and good intentions.
    Whenever a buyer does some crap like this I usually respond that we will re-look at the quote that we provided and see if there is anything that we can do to make it better. I then wait a day or so and add 5% to 10% to the original quote and say that we had previously made a mistake in their favor and caught it in the re-quote. I have never had a customer walk after doing this and it trains them not to try and bully me.

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