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I fooked my plumber today. Fooking people

No good deed goes gawddamn unpunished, I tell ya. Hanging out at my job site, sitting out on the front lawn this morning enjoying my cup of hot coffee making sure things run smoothly before I run off home. Woman from a few houses down the street jogs by, about 40, asked me if my plumber is available to help her with a leak at her laundry sink. I thought sure, went and got him. He said, service call is 125.00. She agreed. He walks up there and comes back drives off to the plumbing supply to pick up a new faucet. Upon return, he send one of his men to install this thing. Everything went well. Finished in 35-40 min. I had gone home by then.

I go back this afternoon, He's fuming, swearing away, wanting to burn her house down. I found out he charged her 270.00. Which I thought its more then fair. She got service immediately and the faucet cost about 100 bucks. Home owner comes out and chated with me a bit and was a little disappointed at my plumber.

The crazy btich (CB) neighbor had asked the plumber's workman how much he gets pay to do the job. He claims 36 bucks per hour. She's now ferocious due to the low pay the person doing the work has received. She comes raving about what happened to the home owner I am working for and tries to convince her to fire me too for slave labor (too late, I have the front half her house torn apart). She claims the workman only got 18 bucks and the boss charged 270 demanding he pay them more. Now, here's the best part. She posted this on the neighborhood app. and pulled the my clients and mentioned me into this awful mess. The worst thing is, she took a pic of the sign off my plumber's truck as well as a pic of him hanging out watching his men bust out concrete. None of us knew this until my clients showed me the app. CB tried to tell the entire neighborhood boycott this plumber because of the low pay to his workmen. Within minutes, many others not knowing what actually happened are giving each other high fives over the net for her courageous work exposing the slave drivers calling him a predatory capitalist. I had to sit my client down and show her the numbers and what it takes to run a business. She shook her head. What a fook mess. I thought I help out a neighbor and get Rick a bit more work. I now feel like siht dragging him into the mud pit. Fawk.

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Apparently your neighbor is incapable of basic math and doesn't realize that $36 an hour is $72,000 a year, plus benefits, which is almost 50% above the median yearly income of a full time US male. But if she was able to handle that concept, she wouldn't be boycotting your poor plumber. And she could probably fix her own sink.

But do tell your plumber and anyone else you work with to tell their employees not to discuss their pay with customers. What they make is their business and nothing good can come of it. I can't imagine they're asked very often, but they should be trained to respond, if asked, that the company takes good care of them and they're very happy with the employer. That's all anyone needs to know.
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I needed a plumber last week to replace nine angle stops in the rental I’m refurbishing. My main water shut off was a gate valve and wouldn’t stop the water from slowly flowing. The plumber recommends replacing it with a ball valve. Two and one half hours, nine angle stops and one ball valve replacement. $1125. I was happy to pay it.
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That’s some cutting edge California woke social justice anti-capitalism cancel culture right there.
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You did him a solid. There are some people who you just really don't want to work for.
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Apparently your neighbor is incapable of basic math and doesn't realize that $36 an hour is $72,000 a year, plus benefits, which is almost 50% above the median yearly income of a full time US male. But if she was able to handle that concept, she wouldn't be boycotting your poor plumber. And she could probably fix her own sink.

But do tell your plumber and anyone else you work with to tell their employees not to discuss their pay with customers. What they make is their business and nothing good can come of it. I can't imagine they're asked very often, but they should be trained to respond, if asked, that the company takes good care of them and they're very happy with the employer. That's all anyone needs to know.
You forgot all the other crap that comes with employing someone. Or rather little miss social justice did...
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That’s some cutting edge California woke social justice anti-capitalism cancel culture right there.
Aint that the sihtty true. I really hope this is just an isolated case and not the stereo typical of our citizens. Holding my breath.

There are still many good solid people out here that I know of.
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You forgot all the other crap that comes with employing someone. Or rather little miss social justice did...
You want to know what's sad? I read through some of the comments on that app. A couple people suggested that the owner get the workman's number and call him direct and pay him to to do the work and spread his number. I am shocked that more then half the people reading that crap agreed. What the fook happened to us? Do these people know that stealing someone's employee is wrong?

For people that do this obviously knows nothing about operating a business. These people don't analyze facts but spread siht base on their own feelings. I feel really bad for my plumber. We go back 20 years. His small company doesn't deserve this negative attack on the net. I am not sure if this will hurt his business at all? When people search for his name or feedback, will this come up? Me, I don't have anything on the net, so it doesn't effect my business, but I felt like siht since this afternoon.
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Apparently your neighbor is incapable of basic math and doesn't realize that $36 an hour is $72,000 a year, plus benefits, which is almost 50% above the median yearly income of a full time US male. But if she was able to handle that concept, she wouldn't be boycotting your poor plumber. And she could probably fix her own sink.

But do tell your plumber and anyone else you work with to tell their employees not to discuss their pay with customers. What they make is their business and nothing good can come of it. I can't imagine they're asked very often, but they should be trained to respond, if asked, that the company takes good care of them and they're very happy with the employer. That's all anyone needs to know.
Thankfully she's not my neighbor. If she is, there will be firetrucks there now. She's a neighbor of my client's.
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It's a shame you can't rewind the clock and say to her "Sorry, my heart goes out to you re your drama, but my plumber is busy already. Good bye."

Either that, or like we used to say to eachother back in the 80's "Go f' yourself."
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It's a shame you can't rewind the clock and say to her "Sorry, my heart goes out to you re your drama, but my plumber is busy already. Good bye."

Either that, or like we used to say to eachother back in the 80's "Go f' yourself."
I just want light her ass up tomorrow when she runs by but she might call the cops on me for harassment? Cops will side with her because I am a male, dirty contractor, don't live in the neighborhood. After playing this in my mind again and again on my short drive home, I decided against it because I refuse to go down to her level. As they say, don't go rolling around the mud with a pig because the pig will like it too much. She will just let me have a piece of her mind too and I don't need that. This is not some poor area. She must be a wife of well to do executive or someone in upper management. To get to where she is, they must do the same carp to their workers but fail to see it through her lens.
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15 years ago, our rule of thumb was doubling our employees hourly wage was roughly a break-even. Worse today, but I'm not going to parf the thread.

She doesn't have a clue. I'd ignore her.
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I'm going to create a new website called "ronnie's list" It will be an angies list in reverse.

To review on my site-

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3. reviewer allows their own name to be critiqued in public, forfeitting all anonymity/hippa rights.
4. Business will be given opportunity to respond.
5. Businesses can review customers (with the same criteria).

I will create a new internet standard in reviews. In short, if you don't review through my site, your review is just bs. My company will call the "karen's" out there and give them options to rectify their bad hoa behavior, through better behavior, and there will be nothing they can do about it.

Businesses can respond directly to negative reviews by stating "To reduce spam/malware bots, we only respond to credible reviews posted on "Ronnie's list" please post there for quality responses.


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Wow, that's really fuched up. Yeah, it's all on the plumber that told her how much he makes and the idiot woman that doesn't understand business.
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There needs to be an app, where customers can be blacklisted . There are some really nasty unreasonable people out there, and unfortunately, every once in a while, you run into them .
Timely thread, I was going to post about "tim" yesterday .
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You want to know what's sad? I read through some of the comments on that app. A couple people suggested that the owner get the workman's number and call him direct and pay him to to do the work and spread his number. I am shocked that more then half the people reading that crap agreed. What the fook happened to us? Do these people know that stealing someone's employee is wrong?

For people that do this obviously knows nothing about operating a business. These people don't analyze facts but spread siht base on their own feelings. I feel really bad for my plumber. We go back 20 years. His small company doesn't deserve this negative attack on the net. I am not sure if this will hurt his business at all? When people search for his name or feedback, will this come up? Me, I don't have anything on the net, so it doesn't effect my business, but I felt like siht since this afternoon.
People are morons. And I have a neighbor, who I haven't asked, but based on what I'm seeing, I'm pretty sure he hired some folks on the side to paint his house. And I have an old coworker who's really cheap and hired a company to do some work. Then after they completed that, he hired some of their guys to do some more work. The guys that he hired on the side then did a crappy job cutting corners (presumably they just didn't know how it needed to be done), and he had issues afterwards.
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Obviously this woman was on full Covid 19, 2020 mental breakdown red alert. She was looking for someone to release a some anger/frustration, and aggression on when her laundry sink sprang a leak, and sent her off the deep end !
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That’s some cutting edge California woke social justice anti-capitalism cancel culture right there.
I wonder how much she tipped him with her, you know, own money.
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And. She had INSTANT service.

I hate crazies. Had one yesterday. Can't discuss it after they threatened to lawyer up against my supplier - not me.

Here is the thing. Did you do the right thing? Yes. More than right.

Sleep well. In the end, we only have to live with ourselves.

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