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Old 06-14-2012, 11:28 AM
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that is why u have keep a professional attitude all the time, house, etc, not just when u r working.
agreed.

The only people I see this effecting is the ones that dont know anything. There going to hurt their business one way or the other.

If a client sees a few landscapers talking about work, different equipment and ways to improve production there wont be a issue.

Theres plenty of professional fields like doctors where your always finding new information and taking new courses to better serve your clients.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:28 PM
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not true at all, if you think "people will not google you up,"


using the web to investigate a company or person happens more and more all over the world today. one should not assume that people in his area aren't looking up he or his company on the internet, unless he assumes his audience to be that vapid.


if the site doesn't spider, then that helps, but i would still like to see a private forum or have a way to change my ID around here.
I am not saying it doesnt happen but it definitely is not as big of a problem as you think. For example, one of the biggest tree services here in atlanta (averaging 600k a month last year!) Has horrid reviews online and complants on the better business bureau. So how do they do soo much business then? They have 30 door to door sales guys and target affluent areas where ppl just need the work done. Now the cheap picky trash on craigslist might have time to pick at you but a doctor working 80 hours a week and making a quarter of a million a year+ is simply going to tell you to do the work and fire you if it isnt up to his standard. He doesn't have all day to google you.

even if your behavior here was horrid it might affect 1 in 100 potiental clients at best
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i don't really see the big deal about posting on a site like this if you use your business name.
what would you be saying here that would be so bad? are you talking about having satanic ritual's ?

i personally would never refer to any customer by name and anything i would say here about a client i most likely already told them anyway. and if they pissed me off that much i would tell them to go screw because i don't work for azzclowns and i screen my clients just as they do to me because that is the beautifull thing about america, they have the choice to hire anyone they wish as well as i have the choice to work for who i wish.

all my clients are gold and cool as cool can be and when i do encounter a bad seed i cut them loose ASAP.

it would probably hurt a new guy with no experience if a prospective client saw a post by him asking for help about how to do a job because he had no clue.
maybe i am old fashioned or whatever but by the time you start a business there should be nothing in the trade that you would need to learn about how to do on any type of job because you should know how to do it long before you start the business in the first place.

but that is why so many fail because they start the business first and figure it out later as they go and by the time the figure it out they are broke and done.
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Let my customers read what I post, those that I post nasty about already know, and the rest will find out that I try to learn new things that will eventually help them
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I am not saying it doesnt happen but it definitely is not as big of a problem as you think. For example, one of the biggest tree services here in atlanta (averaging 600k a month last year!) Has horrid reviews online and complants on the better business bureau. So how do they do soo much business then? They have 30 door to door sales guys and target affluent areas where ppl just need the work done. Now the cheap picky trash on craigslist might have time to pick at you but a doctor working 80 hours a week and making a quarter of a million a year+ is simply going to tell you to do the work and fire you if it isnt up to his standard. He doesn't have all day to google you.

even if your behavior here was horrid it might affect 1 in 100 potiental clients at best
You are soooooooooo right
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We have different opinions I suppose.

Personally, I love the freedom to talk about whatever I want without even slight consequences.

What I love the most, is talking about what pisses me off, even if it's small! I love to complain and hate, and I can't go full on hater on this site.

All kidding aside, this is about being able to talk freely without restraints, so answers like "just don't say anything bad" is complete b.s Salisbury steak nutsack.

If someone gets shot and they say, "I'm dying, I don't want to die!" would you respond with, "Well then just don't die, duh".

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Don't watch your children at the park, because kidnapping is rare around here.

Don't eat with a fork, the food will end up in your stomach anyway.

Don't shower, you're just going to get dirty again.

Kill yourself, because you will die eventually.

Give me money.


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I dislike smug tight a$$es, and you should too.

But boobies.


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We have different opinions I suppose.

Personally, I love the freedom to talk about whatever I want without even slight consequences.

What I love the most, is talking about what pisses me off, even if it's small! I love to complain and hate, and I can't go full on hater on this site.

All kidding aside, this is about being able to talk freely without restraints, so answers like "just don't say anything bad" is complete b.s Salisbury steak nutsack.

If someone gets shot and they say, "I'm dying, I don't want to die!" would you respond with, "Well then just don't die, duh".

lol



Reminds me of a client - and some of the things I'd post if it were in a place not viewed by the public.

I mean, even if I weren't to post something "nasty", even something said in a joking manner (or even a factual thing that I'd like to comment on, but won't) could be taken the wrong way and thus the need to self-censor yourself. Sometimes it's nice to be able to "hang out" and speak freely.
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a lot of these guys dont get it, think that it's some how unprofessional to have a private forum.. i call them "communists"

whats next? "we all bleed red" or "we're all a part of the human race?"


business professionals need a private place to talk about - BUSINESS!


in my contract i have a non-disclosure clause afterall. why? because i dont want my clients (now contracted - its working!) talking to other contractors about my rates/quotes, or telling potential referrals, "oh its great, my yard is (this big) and they do it all for (this price)"

that kind of talk can get other potential clients thinking youre going to give them allll the same treatment.


it's alllllll about being professional. business people do PRIVATE work. we're not working for frickin beer money here, this is our livelihoods.

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