SEE YOUR FATE NOW

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  1. Nomad74
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    Not me. I'm struggling right now. As of Friday I had no jobs on the books. Then I booked three over the weekend and two more today. But man, I was constantly booked for a couple of months then BAM, nothing.

    I think part of it is my call-girl isn't doing her job. She takes hours to return my texts and then when I called my office line it goes to voicemail. When I sent her a nasty text message at 1:30pm she replied back, "Calm down, I was in the shower!" It's always something. The shower, a therapist appointment, an MRI, I'm eating lunch, social anxiety attacks. Good lord!

    She told me she always calls back everyone and checks the voicemail. I'm pretty adamant about always answering the phone. Voicemail is not an option. She is one of those people that lives in the fantasy world that everyone leaves a message and will wait for us to call them back. I told her until we have the schedule full again her services aren't needed. She needs to realize that her salary is contingent on keeping me booked. No jobs, no job for her. It's amazing how many jobs I book when I have the phones.
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  2. Sierra Clean Care
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    By far and away, the best thing I ever did was put my wife on the phones..... have had countless people comment how nice it is to talk to a person, and comment how accommodating, and personable she is..... I'm busy enough, I'm cherry pickin......
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  3. bob vawter
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    ahh yes the old carpet cleaners oxymoron

    Damon..don't think that your're the first
    to be in such a quagmire.....

    the answer lies in training
    your custy that you are a one man band
    and if they want the best
    they gotta leave a message

    after about twenty years
    they'll figger it out!


    i lucked out and found a good gal once
    she made my base sustainable.......
    look for a pregnant one

    they'll work hard for ya!
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    I do have a core group of clients that will only use me no matter what. But I still hate missing calls.

    Congrats on your 20 years of success.
  5. bob vawter
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    no i retired and sold my bidness of 40 years about 9 years ago......
    i'm happier than Marty in crap......
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  6. Sierra Clean Care
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    Well, when you call to have a service done( plumber, electrical etc.), do you leave a message? Fook no, you call the next company, and if they answer, you book with them..... MISSED CALL, MISSED REVENUE..... AND MISSED REVENUE NEXT YEAR FROM THAT CLIENT, AND SO ON......
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    You are not an Idiot
  8. bob vawter
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    ya...i hated missing a call fo real....HOWEVER
    sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

    hirin' people is such a crapshoot......
    hell i had a problem jus leaving a stranger in my house....!
  9. Sierra Clean Care
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    And neither are you Damon, find the right office person, and the carpets are paved in GOLD........ you know what I mean.....
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    true dat!
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    Has Jimmy got rabies or something? should call him Foamy cause he's always frothing!
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    Wait for it....

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