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carys

Active Member
#1
A customer phones you to do some skiming work you go out of your way to do the job becouse he on phone ever day saying it urgent and you grafted away you work hard for him when you whant your money he will not reply to your phone call or tex I need a fuking pushing bag that get to me big time
 
#2
A customer phones you to do some skiming work you go out of your way to do the job becouse he on phone ever day saying it urgent and you grafted away you work hard for him when you whant your money he will not reply to your phone call or tex I need a fuking pushing bag that get to me big time
Get in your van, drive to his door, then calmly but firmly tell him that you are here for your payment .
 

Rossi46

Private Member
#6
I’m finding it’s become the hardest part of the job. Seriously! Blood out of a stone springs to mind. Sign of the times I’m afraid.
 

McBentLegs

Active Member
#9
Can't stand people like that, self centered c**ts.

I like the customers who pay you with cash left on the table before you even start the job, decent people!
 

carys

Active Member
#10
Can't stand people like that, self centered c**ts.

I like the customers who pay you with cash left on the table before you even start the job, decent people!
Yes your rhight m8 I rember me doing that to plumber years ago paid him before he finished what a job trying him to finish the job off never again lol
 

Groove37

Active Member
#11
The ones with the money I find the worst probably explains why they got so much because they don’t pay and always try knocking you down at the end after price been agreed!!! Best customers make you a brew appreciate the graft involved and pay up once tools in van lovely jubbly
 

carys

Active Member
#12
The ones with the money I find the worst probably explains why they got so much because they don’t pay and always try knocking you down at the end after price been agreed!!! Best customers make you a brew appreciate the graft involved and pay up once tools in van lovely jubbly
Yes your rhigt m8 and I worked for this geaser in Angelesy he is loaded bought a 40 pound kango to hack this gable once we had finished hacking he went in to the body of the kango to damage it so he could ge his money back sad twat
 

Dropsalot

Private Member
#13
PayPal or something like is the way forward........as you finish.....”just like you to send me the dosh now matey”....as there’s no actual cash to part with it’s all painless.......just had a floor laid, and paid via bacs from my phone to his bank and he had the confirmation text before his tools were cleared away. Painless.
 

paulf

Active Member
#16
I never leave without payment and I make it clear from the start that its payment on completion.if its a bigger job then I'll expect payment on friday for the work thats been done through the week In 20years I've only had one person try it on and that was for a paltry £15 short.
 
#18
We don’t all go to Tesco for our shopping and at the checkout say”cheers darling great service I’ll catch up with you next week for payment”do we???Plumbs so they are the full lot of them,can tell a mile off now if customers are going to be funky over payment,I’ve never not been paid but a few have stalled for one reason or another,welcome to the world of self employed,still outweighs being books in bye a long shot!!
 

lurpak

Well-Known Member
#19
I never leave without payment and I make it clear from the start that its payment on completion.if its a bigger job then I'll expect payment on friday for the work thats been done through the week In 20years I've only had one person try it on and that was for a paltry £15 short.
Fair play. The predicament I have is i worry it will offend people if i say that. As 99% pay is it worth it. But i have seriously considered it moreso as hate asking for my money
 

paulf

Active Member
#20
Fair play. The predicament I have is i worry it will offend people if i say that. As 99% pay is it worth it. But i have seriously considered it moreso as hate asking for my money
Its never been a problem for me really and its always put across in a matter of fact way. I learned the hard way from site work never feel bad for asking for whats rightfully yours.
 

lurpak

Well-Known Member
#21
Its never been a problem for me really and its always put across in a matter of fact way. I learned the hard way from site work never feel bad for asking for whats rightfully yours.
Fully agree. It’s just so rare I get messed about. They always pay but sometimes just withold it a bit for absolutely no reason. Proper wind up
 

Groove37

Active Member
#22
When I first started there was a proper good spread who was the rather rude when it came to asking for money it would be “well then we’ve done your job where’s my money cash is gratefully accepted you’ve got until my tools are in the van”
 

lurpak

Well-Known Member
#23
When I first started there was a proper good spread who was the rather rude when it came to asking for money it would be “well then we’ve done your job where’s my money cash is gratefully accepted you’ve got until my tools are in the van”
And i bet nobody f**k*d him about, fair play
 

lurpak

Well-Known Member
#25
Always paid on the dot proper drinker aswell would do a days wage between 5 and 11 nice bloke though good to work with taught me a lot
Sounds like the spread to trained me proper alcoholic but s**t hot spread. Could smell the vodka when he sweat . Legend
 

Vincey

Private Member
#29
Same Cary, every single person out there is a Twit , they don’t give one monkeys about you , me or anyone
Don’t be nice , charge loads , and be brutal about business and your leisure time
And to all those Dicksplats out there charging £120 a day go have a long hard think about actually how much you take home in a year you idiots
Have some self worth
We aren’t the scum of the earth
In fact we are in high demand
 

paulf

Active Member
#30
We don’t all go to Tesco for our shopping and at the checkout say”cheers darling great service I’ll catch up with you next week for payment”do we???Plumbs so they are the full lot of them,can tell a mile off now if customers are going to be funky over payment,I’ve never not been paid but a few have stalled for one reason or another,welcome to the world of self employed,still outweighs being books in bye a long shot!!
If it costs x you pay x, I'm up front respectfully. I've got many repeat customers and always get payed. I do the best by them and in return I get payed. I've fell out with customers well into jobs and still got what they owed me.
 

John j

Well-Known Member
#32
Said before take eswing in and when they say why is it like a axe . Say for non paying customers . Then laught in a i.m joking but am i kinda way
 

McBentLegs

Active Member
#35
Same Cary, every single person out there is a Twit , they don’t give one monkeys about you , me or anyone
Don’t be nice , charge loads , and be brutal about business and your leisure time
And to all those Dicksplats out there charging £120 a day go have a long hard think about actually how much you take home in a year you idiots
Have some self worth
We aren’t the scum of the earth
In fact we are in high demand
Makes you laugh doesn't it, those customers they think they are looking after and keeping sweet by charging cheap rates wouldn't help them if for whatever reason they (the tradesmen) got into financial difficulty.. cheap customers want cheap jobs just to line their own pockets more and have more money to spend on themselves. Don't ever treat them like a friend, charge as much as you can get away with, that's what they would do.