never again - again!

RJTravel

Member
A long time ago I swore off all Oriental jobs. Reasons are difficulty, increased time and materials, hard-to-please, and constant price negotiation. I just fell off the wagon for one job, and was painfully reminded why I decline them. This guy actually wanted to negotiate price AFTER I completed job! An associate suggested I ask if he knows karate - if he answers "no" then deck him. Since I am afflicted with avarice, greed, and cupidity I would still accept them if the price were right. If others call me for service I am contemplating using my usual formula to develop premium, and then simply doubling it. Anyone else do this?

Richard
Certified RETCH Technician
 

dodsonish

Grease Police President
I refuse to deal with oriental restaurants. I got tired of hearing "price too high, this guy do for $175", and "It not need clean more than 6 mo, we not busy here". I thought about doing the double price deal, but decided that even double price doesn't cover the time spent picking grease bugers out of your hair.

I haven't ever had any oriental restaurant try not to pay, maybe I gave up on them too soon. :D
 

Dave Olson

Workin North of 60
We still do them but for a price! Last one was around $2,000 for one days work (3 guys). I got paid within a week.

Dave Olson
 

mattia

Member
I also do them Dave, I think it may the area. Never had a problem with them not paying, Always cash. Big Dollars for my operation. I take it as a sharpening tool for myself.

I may have about five of them, which rolls around every three months. My job cost was around 28%, on my largest wok cooking.

Matt
 
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karen

New member
We do 15 to 20, some on a 1 month frequency. I love them cause they pay fast, Steve hates them cause he's got to clean them. But they are incredibly loyal. The crews like 'em cause they tip.

Karen
 

CompletelyClean

New member
I don't do exhaust cleaning, but I ran into the SAME problems with Middle Eastern gas stations and party stores here in the Detroit area. NO THANKS!
 

john zema

New member
As a staunch conservative the words of our greatest first lady ever ring in my ears when it comes to chinese restaurants.

JUST SAY NO!!!!!!
 

CompletelyClean

New member
john zema said:
As a staunch conservative the words of our greatest first lady ever ring in my ears when it comes to chinese restaurants.

JUST SAY NO!!!!!!

It's interesting to me that you say "our greatest first lady", then mention Nancy, whereas you should probably be quoting Barbara while referring to "our greatest first lady". :D
 
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