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advice for contractors that want my business: [Mar. 30th, 2004|11:55 pm]
Just me.
If you want the job, or even to offer a bid, how about you don't return my call at SEVEN IN THE FUCKING MORNING? Believe it or not, there are homeowners out there that work from noon until 9pm who's first thought when the phone rings that early in the morning is "Oh, shit, mom died".

One of them called Monday morning at 7:15, and I groggily answered the phone; when it was only a roofer and not an emergency, I was in a real bad mood. Then Tuesday morning, another roofer did the same damn thing.
Perhaps it's my fault for not saying "hey, I wake up at 10, don't call before 9:30" when I left msgs on Friday afternoon, but I just assumed that since even telemarketers are prohibited from calling before 8am, other people would follow that rule of thumb.

Grumble.
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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2004-03-31 12:02 am (UTC)
Interesting, I too have gotten a couple calls around 7:15 in the past week; one was my roommate's new employer, and I don't know who called this morning but it doesn't matter because I'm not answering it at that hour anyway.
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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2004-03-31 07:41 am (UTC)
Not last night, but the night before, my brother called at 12:30 am, and then I got a call for a job interview at 7:30. It is clear that I need to just start turning off the phone. Could you do the same?
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From: dagmarathena
2004-03-31 09:39 am (UTC)
given that it was a home number and not a work number they probably thought that was the best time to catch you before you went to work. Though it was still inconsiderate of them not to ask their potential customers about good call back times.
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