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#179412 - 07/11/08 08:20 PM My phone really DOES ring!  
renosteinke  Offline
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I can't speak for others, but for me ... the past two months have been a desert, bereft of work.

Yet, since last Wednesday (7/9), my phone has actually been ringing. Heck, I have half of next week booked already!

I know not what put my business in such a funk - I've never had such a dry spell - but I sure hope it's over!


Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:

#179415 - 07/11/08 10:06 PM Re: My phone really DOES ring! [Re: renosteinke]  
twh  Offline
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I guess you need to plan for the next drought. When work is hard to come by, it isn't the best electricians who stay busy. It's the best salesmen.


#179417 - 07/11/08 10:53 PM Re: My phone really DOES ring! [Re: twh]  
EV607797  Offline
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It's been horrible here in the DC area for over a year, but it has just recently started picking up. Unfortunately, most of the activity is out of state.


---Ed---

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."

#179422 - 07/12/08 11:27 AM Re: My phone really DOES ring! [Re: EV607797]  
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Most of the work here in SW Florida is maintenance and renovation. If you are trying to live off the new construction you are starving in most cases.
Don't ignore the HOAs and condo people. They are still doing stuff.


Greg Fretwell

#179448 - 07/14/08 09:34 AM Re: My phone really DOES ring! [Re: gfretwell]  
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Good advise Greg. HOAs are even taking a hit from the empty units as a result of foreclosures, but liability keeps them on their toes. They HAVE to spend a certain amount of money just to keep from getting sued. Although they are often annoying to deal with, I'm always thankful for their existence when construction slows.

It's kind of scary out there. Even people that are not taking a hit from the economy are pulling back the reins when it comes to spending. People are afraid of the economic misery they are seeing around them, and are less likely to buy what they don't "need".

This is one of those times when being dynamic and flexible is so important. The strong and the lucky will survive.

Good luck out there!


#179578 - 07/21/08 08:12 PM Re: My phone really DOES ring! [Re: Zapped]  
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I had a little dry spell there for a week or two also. I decided to go on vacation with the family for a few days a BAM phone ringing like crazy. What the heck?? Good but what the heck....



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