I was called to make a bid on a job this week. Went to the location and checked it out. They wanted us to do leaf clean up(4 5x8 trailer loads of leaves minimum), limb and debris clean up on a .25 acre lot, cut down 3 small trees( less than 6' tall), and flower bed prep(about 2 1/2 hours work in the beds, no mulch, no mowing, and about 15 minutes work trimming their shrubs. We bid the job as a one-time job at $40 per hour. They greatfuly accepted and wanted us to start the next morning at 8 am. At 7:30 the next morning, they call and say, "Nevermind. We found a guy an hour after you left that will do the entire job for $100". He should have called that night to cancel. Well, we rode by yesterday and looked the job that was done, and it looks like a 10 year old kid begrudgingly did it because his dad MADE him do it. The trees that were supposed to be cut down were still there, minus the one that was cut down and fell into the sheds roof. You get what you pay for.
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Got boned out of a job