Great ain’t it. I have recently joined here but do agree I’ve been trolling hard.
I guess you get what you pay for? You would have hired the 350 guy if he was available so it confirms you just want the cheapest person who is available to come and do it.
I do a lot of re/skim work where the finish is rough because the customer wrongly assumed that all plasterers are decent and to just get the cheapest one. I’ve built my reputation around quality finish, cleanliness and professionalism and it works very well for me.
You’ve just found a new guy for £400 who can start the job in under 12 hours. Does that not worry you at all?