I've been getting paid daily for years. You get used to it reeeeeally quickly. It's like economic crack.Final questions: How many here get paid (by their employer) every day they work? How is this any different?
Of course you're right. I didn't say a word to the customer. I just whined to my climber, it was his job, he did the estimate. But I'm a greedy mercenary. That's why the other guys like working my jobs, they know there's money at the end of the job guaranteed. We do a very good job so I expect a very good payment.Now...if the contract said something like M.D. Vaden wrote up, you have every right to be a little annoyed - but don't make yourself look bad to a client over 16 whole hours.
Yep .done dealHave one solution for this sort of thing.
My estimates / contract forms have a line that says the page "becomes the billing upon completion" and that payment is due "upon" completion, not after completion.
Once they accept, and my work is done, they already have their billing and payment is due - according to the terms we both agreed upon.
I understand your frustration though - and we can't be perfect and remember to have all things at all times.
I love those customers.I got my tree down, you did the work, here's the 500.00, drop an invoice by tomorrow showing the bill has been paid. I'll call you again next time I need tree work. Have a nice day.
Holy dead thread revival batman!!!!I dumped a cord of wood and after it’s done the customer hands me a post dated check. He didn’t tell me before I dumped the wood.
Another one thought my price of $100 a cord was locked in forever. On my way to work I could get $150 no extra cost for gas I’m going to work anyway. I should sell it for $100 forever?
I had one guy tell me it’s not a cord on the second load. I asked him where’s the rest of the wood? He put it in the basement already.
We work so hard and some want to cheat us. Check off those phone numbers. Funny they call back in the fall. The wood guy gets no respect. But most are good honest people that are happy to get the wood.
I would have hand written one on a piece of paper as long as the pertinent data is all there it is 100 percent legal and he should have no qualm! and stayed there till he paid! Sounds like BS to me!We had a nice job today. A spruce, about 2' x 60'. By the house and wires, take down, take away, pass the rake, lovely.
At the end of the job we realized we didn't have our bill book. The guy said it would be fine and we could pass by in the morning. My climber asks if he can pay us now and we'll pass by in the morning with the bill like he asked. He says no, He doesn't want to pay without a bill in his hands.
My climber says it's ok, but I'm pretty POd. I don't say anything to the guy but I let loose in the truck on the way home. Why couldn't the guy have paid us? We did $500 worth of work without a deposit, without anything but the guy asking us to do it, and we did a perfect job, no damage, nice clean up, everyone's happy, but he won't pay until he gets his little piece of paper. It's like he doesn't trust us to come back with a bill. Maybe he thinks if he doesn't get a bill the tree will grow back, I don't know.
Is it just me or was the guy (and guys like him) an anal retentive little :censored:?