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For those of you who are fans of the comedian Louis C.K.. Here is a great video on how he deals with contracts and got his show going.



Hearing how he did it may expand your view on contract negotiations.
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I wish I had customers that would give me $500 a month and just let me do my thing. Like mulch when I want or take out a bush (just for looking at me funny)
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I wish I had customers that would give me $500 a month and just let me do my thing. Like mulch when I want or take out a bush (just for looking at me funny)
well he said in the contract they have all the say but since everything is working out they give him leeway.

I use to work with a PM company that never bothered me one bit but this year I was underbid on about 7 of their properties. They were real easy to work with.

I have a contract with a hotel for the 3rd year in a row. They like to tell me when to trim the bushes and other random things. Its pretty annoying it got to the point when I wouldve normally did something I would just wait for the order instead. But I can deal with it there good payers and loyal.

I think steve was more on the its easier to say no if you dont want it part. I have this same philosophy. If theres a job you really want your more then willing to negotiate your price then say a job out of the way. I get about 50% of the jobs I refuse to budge on price.
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It is fascinating how the less you want something, the potential more you can get paid to do it and the more freedom you can have in performing the job.
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