“I’m in the middle of my first remodel as part of my first adventure in real estate. I was told the remodel was going to be done April 27th. I’M STILL NOT MOVED IN. The most recent bump was the floor guy. Naively, I gave him money to start the job, which he “started” in fits and stops. Yet, no matter how much or little money I gave him, the question was always the same: “Can I get a thousand dollars?” Apparently everything costs a thousand dollars. I finally fired him, two weeks after I should have, this past Monday. I had paid him too much, he had done too little, and the work he had done was shoddy at best. As I watched him pack up his stuff and told him never to come back, he got in his truck, looked back at me and said, “But I’m going to need one thousand dollars.” I almost lost it. I’m meeting the new floor guy this morning. And keeping my hand on my wallet. The moral of the story: don’t pay until you start seeing results, or make a clear payment/work schedule from the beginning.”
CAN YOU RELATE?
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