Join Date: Mar 2015
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I received a call from them today asking me to complete a job about 30 min away. Sounded good so I asked what the details were. They said it was to change 12 electrical outlets, install a faucet, and replace some door hinges. Sounded simple enough, so I thought I would give it a shot. They said it had a preapproved price already, but I was more than welcome to rebid it if I was unable to complete it for the approved price. Then I asked when they needed it by. They said Sunday night at the latest. I received the call at 11am on Friday. I don't understand how these companies think that because they have shotty contractors that don't meet deadlines, I should work 7 days a week to help them stay afloat. I have been in this business for 8 years, and 5 years ago I decided that weekends are time for me and my family, NO EXCEPTIONS, unless it was my screw up that I couldn't finish everything. I am sick of these nationals giving us 48-72 hours to do work, none of which is of an emergency matter.