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Refering work.... #10461
06/13/02 06:06 AM
06/13/02 06:06 AM
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sparky  Offline OP
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,351
My area is busy. ( i hope yours is too)
At my last code course, {last week}, any tradesman i talked to was busy.
The supply & demand is peaking this time of year, as opposed to Feb when i could'nt contract a disease.
We're juggling here, politely trying to scheldule 2-3 weeks ahead, having to say no, and of course refering to competitors.
My competition(s) does great work, the only problem is that they need referals like a hole in the head this time of year...

Any quick fix out there??


[This message has been edited by sparky (edited 06-13-2002).]

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Re: Refering work.... #10462
06/13/02 07:49 AM
06/13/02 07:49 AM
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Happi_Man  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 206
Columbus, Ohio - USA
Geez I am begging for work!! Only - I am in Ohio...so - we probably can't make the trip although I love New England...

Re: Refering work.... #10463
06/13/02 11:50 AM
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Redsy  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
I'm fairly busy as well. Suburban Phila.
BTW,
I love the "contract a disease" line.
I will use it as aoon and as frequently as possible!

Re: Refering work.... #10464
06/13/02 06:43 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
Just say no!

Re: Refering work.... #10465
06/13/02 07:19 PM
06/13/02 07:19 PM
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motor-T  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 280
Girard, Ohio, USA
Sparky
Wish I could say the same for Ohio, everybody areound here is laying people off, but for me February was good so go figure.
Cycles is about all you can call it, its either feast or famine in this business.

-Mark-

Re: Refering work.... #10466
06/13/02 08:48 PM
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master66  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 257
Masontown, PA, USA
We are dead slow here in South-Western PA (next to the WV border) Slowest we've ever been.

Tell some of your customers to move down here!

Re: Refering work.... #10467
06/13/02 08:55 PM
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sparky  Offline OP
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,351
wow...maybe i should save my nickels...?

Re: Refering work.... #10468
06/13/02 08:55 PM
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Happi_Man  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 206
Columbus, Ohio - USA
motor-T - not what I need to hear [Linked Image]

Re: Refering work.... #10469
06/13/02 09:29 PM
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Electric Eagle  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
I'm happy to say we're very busy here in Georgia. When I'm not in the office I have my phone forwarded to my cell. People tend to think if you answer the phone you're just sitting around waiting for a call and expect you to come that day. When I tell them it's going to be a couple of weeks they complain a little, but generally will wait. It's always the customer who decides to install a new chandelier and has a party scheduled the next night that ticks me off. They knew they were going to have a party weeks in advance, but don't call until it's too late. We usually work late to squeeze them in rather than referring although we do have a couple of people we tell them to try if we can't get to it.

Re: Refering work.... #10470
06/13/02 09:52 PM
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sparky66wv  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,236
West Virginia
Wow... I'm slam covered up in southern WV...

Interesting...


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