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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BREEZE2009 View Post
I would offer my Dad discounted services because he doesn't have any luxury in his life whatsoever. And it's in the NEED category.

My step father on the other hand leaves a trail of money wherever he walks. He doesn't need a discount, so it's in the WANT category.

More news;

My step father called me up & complained that I wasn't around today to help him trim the bushes & help cleanup. It had began to rain & a mess was left everywhere. I take a look at the job & witness MY blower sitting out in the rain. Thanks Step Father!

I tell him, "Why are you blaming to me? You should have called me previously & let me know what you were doing, than to point your fingers at me for your lack of strategy.

You didn't call me, so I wasn't aware. Your complaining about the rain, blaming me for not showing up earlier? Well why didn't you start earlier & try to beat the rain? Did you not check the weather? I guess not! How did you go about doing the job? Did you know with a little bit of simple planning you could have done this job in seconds all by yourself?

He was trimming & using my blower for 3 hours, while he had my brother use one of those pathetic yard vacuums that honestly DO NOT WORK AT ALL!!! I told him that instead of wasting my gas, use it wisely & blow the debris on the lawn & rake up the big stuff. Then I will mow the rest of it up when the rains done. Or he could have used his mower.

Anyway I gotta go make some dinner I'm starved! I'll be back to update!!!

Hope you all have had a great weekend, I saw "Night at the Museum 2" it was lame. Lol.
Ok, first of all, when it comes to family and discounts, I think there are 2 perspectives. Mine and then my family's (hypothetically that is. Currently I have no problems with my family in this way.)

Here is their perspective (hypothetically):
Since we are family, he needs to give us a discount. We are family after all.
Here is my perspective (again, hypothically):
They need to pay me at least full price since I am family and they, of all people, should help me be successful in my business. Actually, I think family should pay me more than full price.
Now granted, if I choose to give them a discount then that is my business. But you don't deserve a discount just because you are family. The way I look at it is there are 2 sides to this story. You want a good deal. I want a good deal....

And sorry, you don't borrow my tools without permission, especially if you have a track record of not properly caring for them (letting a blower sit out in the rain).

As far as your step-father complaining about you not helping him, I concur that if he does not let you know, you have no way of knowing (unless of course you are into telepathic communication!!!!).

And if he has all this money he needs to buy his own tools.

Again, just my perspective. Sorry that I misunderstood the situation previously.

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