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It never ceases to amaze me the absolute stupidity of some of the contractors I run into on a daily basis. I was doing a rekey today when I ran into a contractor who was spray painting the mold in the toilet with white spray paint to cover it up instead of cleaning it. Even worse about it is when I arrive the contractor did absolutely nothing to hide it and continued to paint the toilet as I change the locks. sometimes I can't believe what this industry has come to.


Note: For all of you shady hacks just use Rust Oleum white and you can make toilet looks shiny clean
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Was the "contractor" talking to you or you both ignored each other? Must have been awkward....
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It was not awkward for me. For every 10 contractors I run into 9 are hacks. I know what national they were working for. The apple does not fall from the tree. I fix hack work all the time so it is always more work for me.
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Was the "contractor" talking to you or you both ignored each other? Must have been awkward....
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It never ceases to amaze me the absolute stupidity of some of the contractors I run into on a daily basis. I was doing a rekey today when I ran into a contractor who was spray painting the mold in the toilet with white spray paint to cover it up instead of cleaning it. Even worse about it is when I arrive the contractor did absolutely nothing to hide it and continued to paint the toilet as I change the locks. sometimes I can't believe what this industry has come to.


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Funny because almost anything cleans off s toilet with a good cleaner and a brush. Hard water stains are a pita. The spray paint probably cost more a bottle of awesome dollar store cleaner and toilet brush. I've painted hand rails for intial maids because they were so filthy.
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I've painted hand rails for intial maids because they were so filthy.



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Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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I'd have called my national from site to report that person!
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It was not awkward for me. For every 10 contractors I run into 9 are hacks. I know what national they were working for. The apple does not fall from the tree. I fix hack work all the time so it is always more work for me.
Same here. I am negotiating a trash out right now that the coordinator refused to get a second bid when I asked her to. This one is so bad I was hoping someone would low ball me so I could pass on it. She said she hated to think of what the outcome would be if one of my competitors did the work.

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hello to all members . I am new to this site .
I am just starting my company in maryland and can't find work i have applied to (i think) all national companies but still no invoices do any member have any
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hello to all members . I am new to this site .
I am just starting my company in maryland and can't find work i have applied to (i think) all national companies but still no invoices do any member have any
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Find a different field.
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Please advise if he was one of my vendors, I will not tolerate this type od work. We don't allow spraying of any kind, not even Kilnz. I had a contractor spray paint a 20x20 ceiling. You can probably figure out how that turned out.
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