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Old 07-27-2008, 11:10 AM
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I had a customer that needed some garden weeding, and she tells me she'll pay me $13 per hour, I explain to her I do not work by the hour I can give her an estimate she says fine for $250 and half up front for material. I get there to do the work and she starts asking me to do things that where not included in the estimate. when i let her know it would be more $$ she tells me that she thought the $250 was high and and she would give the $125 when all the labor was done,and asked if I could add these thing in. I say fine. after the labor part was done she was suposed to give half the money instead she leaves a check for $70 and says thats enough for the mulch and she wants 10 bales of pine needles. pine needles cost $7 a bale without tax, gas, and mileage.she wasn't home for me to talk to her but I have good feeling she has no intention on paying me my money when I complete.
I'll call here monday and if she can't sign an agreement I will not finish the job.
what are your thoughts ?

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