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    He accused you of lying/being dishonest - wow.

    If I was in this situation the gloves would be off and I'd be 100% exposing this guy for the crook that he is.

    The nerve of him...

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    Thanks all. I've decided to send the email. You're all completely right and it's what I would tell someone else as well. Not being particularly good at your job is one thing, dishonesty is another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalina View Post
    Thanks all. I've decided to send the email. You're all completely right and it's what I would tell someone else as well. Not being particularly good at your job is one thing, dishonesty is another.
    glad you came to a decision. and i agree, one thing to be average but quite another to intentionally lie. and further, he accused you of dishonesty. i’d be hopping mad.

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    Ok brains trust, my garden saga continues. The boss has replied, acknowledging that I didn't get the work I was quoted for. Aside from that, he only asked whether I would like to pay part or all of the invoice, or none of it - it's up to me.

    I'm mulling over what the right thing to do is now. However sh*t the work was, the guy did do some work, so he should be paid for that. If I pay it in full though, it's like I'm saying "yes you did this many hours work", which I know he didn't.

    Thoughts?

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    what do you feel you would like to do? what course of action is most in line with how you feel about the job he did do?

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    You could pay the hourly rate for what he WAS there for, but granted it's not even been done fully 🥴

    You could pay half, it was a "half-@$$ed" job.

    Or, since the boss seems receptive, could you request a fair amount for what was done, then take % off for the inconvenience, the trouble, and incomplete work?

    Can you pay what you were quoted, but have him return, this time free of charge, t o do what was previously agreed upon/quoted?

    Sorry, no help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    what course of action is most in line with how you feel about the job he did do?
    Probably leaving a narky review online haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnchantedGrace View Post
    You could pay the hourly rate for what he WAS there for, but granted it's not even been done fully 🥴

    You could pay half, it was a "half-@$$ed" job.

    Or, since the boss seems receptive, could you request a fair amount for what was done, then take % off for the inconvenience, the trouble, and incomplete work?

    Can you pay what you were quoted, but have him return, this time free of charge, t o do what was previously agreed upon/quoted?

    Sorry, no help...
    I know I shouldn't be, but I'm actually sh*tty that he's thrown the ball back in my court. I suck at being cutthroat. This was supposed to be easier than doing the garden ourselves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalina View Post
    I know I shouldn't be, but I'm actually sh*tty that he's thrown the ball back in my court. I suck at being cutthroat. This was supposed to be easier than doing the garden ourselves!
    I usually hate negotiating, and I hate being cut throat too, but I don't feel I should be paying for outcomes that I'm not happy with.

    I am happy to pay someone accordingly for the work they do, but given the drama, the lying and the half done job you've had done, I think some crunching is fair.

    If he wanted to be paid the amount he quoted you, he should've done the work that amount was quoted for 🤷‍♀️

    Honestly, how much of a percentage of work do you think he did, compared to what you were quoted for? Maybe that's a fair way to look at it? You could email the boss with a quick thanks, and something like, "we feel x% of the quote was done, therefore we will pay x% of the quote"

    If the boss offered for him to complete the job - would you allow it? You could follow it up with "we are happy to pay the rest, if *contractor* returns and completes the job as per the quote"

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    honestly, after all this drama and back and forth, i’d pay nothing. it’s all been more hassle than it’s worth.


 

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