When you have doubts about a job- which is the better play- walk or double the cost? - Page 2
Close
Login to Your Account
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 43
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Illinois
    Posts
    56
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    81
    Likes (Received)
    40

    Default

    Trboatworks, what did you end up doing? Or have you made the decision yet?

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    California
    Posts
    449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    368
    Likes (Received)
    191

    Default

    When you have doubts... overcome them.

  3. Likes otrlt liked this post
  4. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Maryland- USA
    Posts
    4,863
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2385
    Likes (Received)
    3054

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Man 1066 View Post
    Trboatworks, what did you end up doing? Or have you made the decision yet?
    I turned the work down.

  5. #24
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    West Coast, USA
    Posts
    9,161
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    604
    Likes (Received)
    6677

    Default

    The other factor here, besides aggravation, is your reputation.

    Each job adds or subtracts from it - with those either delighted or angry affecting it most.

    Even if you complete an over-priced job for a jerk, with no apparent collateral damage - about the best you're going to get out of it is "not terrible, but way overpriced."

  6. Likes Trboatworks, T-Man 1066, Keyfox, boosted liked this post
  7. #25
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    New Jersey
    Posts
    722
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    19
    Likes (Received)
    253

    Default

    There is nothing wrong with charging appropriately for being the only person who will do a job. It's another to take on the job thinking the money is worth the headache.

    Here is 1 thing I know for a fact, and has helped keep me safe.

    It costs $10,000 to start suing someone for $20,000. So that 20k you were going to make out on, probably will end up as a lost. The company your suing doesnt even need a lawyer until you spent a lot on delays.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

  8. #26
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    California
    Posts
    449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    368
    Likes (Received)
    191

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bondo View Post
    ...It costs $10,000 to start suing someone for $20,000. So that 20k you were going to make out on, probably will end up as a lost...
    In California, an individual can sue in small claims court, without an attorney, for up to $10,000. Other states may vary.

  9. #27
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    jacksonville,fl.
    Posts
    1,514
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1483
    Likes (Received)
    511

    Default

    Its been my experiance in business that people that make a point to impress on the first contact that they are more : moral, honest, religious, whatever;they are exactly opposite. More commonly known as con men.
    However the people that have the most integrity are hard to spot at first.

    Triboat, being in the boat business I'm sure you have run into more than most, that's why your gut says no!

    My uncle had a boat yard he and his two sons ran for years. I would see many large boats that were left to ruin because the owners bought more boat than they could afford.

  10. Likes Steve Marquess liked this post
  11. #28
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    New Jersey
    Posts
    1,569
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    850
    Likes (Received)
    682

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Trboatworks View Post
    I went out to see some work and didn't get the greatest read on the client- he seemed like he did everything he could to show he was the big dog and everyone was working for him.
    Two hours late, dismissive etc.

    Walk or just figure a $20k job will go out the door for $45k when the PITA factor is added..

    My gut is don't take the work but... who knows- I could just be reading too much into a first meeting.
    Walk away. Even if you double the quote - and get approved - the headaches just aren't worth it.

  12. #29
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Country
    AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    4,492
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    23
    Likes (Received)
    1635

    Default

    My old man had a simpler method.....if a man drove a convertable,had a pencil moustache,and wore a pee wee hat ,then he was a conman,and would never pay......I used think he just hated Clark Gable.

  13. Likes DouglasJRizzo liked this post
  14. #30
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Maryland- USA
    Posts
    4,863
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2385
    Likes (Received)
    3054

    Default

    I think the best clients are something like managers.
    They are asking a simple question- what do you need to get this job done.

    The relationship is also simple as what I need is an ideal of scope of work, time enough and money.

    Sometimes you walk into a job and get the sense that management sucks and it will be a PITA to work with.
    I guess that is always the problem with work- mostly any of us know our business well enough that we can see at a glance if we know how to get it sorted or know we have the means to get up to speed if needed.

    Sometimes you see on the ground the client has no ideal what he wants (see other thread), or might be a pain to get to pay or whatever.
    I guess to be fair the client is sizing up the situation as well and asking the same sort of questions- will this guy get this job done in the way I want for the money stated in the time I have..

    I turned down some high end work earlier this year as I just knew I didn't have the stuff to do a credible job of it- I didn't feel up to it and knew it.
    This job- bog standard work but.. a PITA for a couple of reasons.
    Maybe I am just getting to be a fussy fuck..
    "Look- I'll take this on if it is just right".....

    This is the point where you get steamrolled by the next shop over who just shows up and gets it done..

  15. Likes Garwood liked this post
  16. #31
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Florida
    Posts
    4,250
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    4097
    Likes (Received)
    813

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Trboatworks View Post
    I turned the work down.
    TR I am glad you did. There are many fish in the deep blue sea.

  17. #32
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Texas
    Posts
    784
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    347
    Likes (Received)
    866

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Trueturning View Post
    TR I am glad you did. There are many fish in the deep blue sea.
    Yup, plenty of them that will eat you, poison you, sting you causing you massive pain, grab you and drag you under. You know, I'll stick to dirt.

  18. #33
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    California
    Posts
    449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    368
    Likes (Received)
    191

    Default

    Opportunity favors the bold.

  19. #34
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Illinois
    Posts
    56
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    81
    Likes (Received)
    40

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ezduzit View Post
    Opportunity favors the bold.
    True, but so does "Crash & Burn".

    Calculated risk always wins long term.

  20. #35
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    New York
    Posts
    139
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    3
    Likes (Received)
    32

    Default

    I don't do jobs nearly that big but I'd walk. Annoying work isn't worth it no matter the cost to me.

  21. #36
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    California
    Posts
    1,174
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    224
    Likes (Received)
    332

    Default

    If you have any doubts about a customer, you have too many customers

  22. #37
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    21,992
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by askme01 View Post
    AskMe training-Best spamming Software testing training institute in Noida for basic and advanced spammer Software Testing Training courses and certifications with placement assistance.
    Hey Don !

    Spammer alert....

  23. #38
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Pillager, MN
    Posts
    6,318
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1930
    Likes (Received)
    6156

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by otrlt View Post
    If you have any doubts about a customer, you have too many customers
    Huh???? …….

  24. #39
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    California
    Posts
    1,174
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    224
    Likes (Received)
    332

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by david n View Post
    Huh???? …….
    Hello Dave,
    Having lot's of customers exposes you to the risk that the majority of these customers will likely be out of business at the end our present cycle.

  25. #40
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Posts
    3,032
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1678
    Likes (Received)
    1846

    Default

    However, having only ONE customer exposes you to the risk that 100% of your customers will be out of business at the end of our present cycle.

    Dennis


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •