Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Its in there

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    1,801

    Its in there

    Went on a call for a boiler relief valve leaking. Another tech put in the relief valve last week. I guess he thought the relief valve just went bad on its own, because I had to change the expansion tank.
    Anyway, the old man customer made me move all his junk, then put it back.
    Jason

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    san pedro ca.
    Posts
    362
    Brilliant. Somebodys' bright idea.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    4,770
    I do not move their crap unless they know they are paying me to do it and I accept no liability if something is damaged!!!!

    I would like to ask them " do you leave the stuff under the sink when a plumber comes?"
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    east kansas
    Posts
    8,038
    I find situations like this disrespectful. I wonder what the old man did for a live. I guess he thinks our time is not important.

    Countless time is wasted waiting or moving stuff that should have been moved when they where waiting on me to ring their door bell.


    And they also need to put their dogs in a room that I don't need to be in.
    Beware of advice given by some guy on the Internet.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    1,801
    Quote Originally Posted by pacnw View Post
    I do not move their crap unless they know they are paying me to do it and I accept no liability if something is damaged!!!!

    I would like to ask them " do you leave the stuff under the sink when a plumber comes?"
    I didn't ask that, but I have asked if there is a crappy litter box in their work place.
    Jason

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,094
    It would still be there leaking... I don't move peoples junk.

    Capt. Retard would be moving that old mans stuff with my boot up his ass for not checking the expansion tank.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    san pedro ca.
    Posts
    362
    I move stuff for little old ladies and Gentlemen.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Pluto
    Posts
    983
    The company I work for has a policy of not touching customer's property in a situation like that. You break it, you bought it.
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    san pedro ca.
    Posts
    362
    99 percent of the time its junk untill you break it then it's an antique.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,094
    Quote Originally Posted by coilcleaner View Post
    99 percent of the time its junk untill you break it then it's an antique.
    Or a priceless family heirloom which really isn't 'priceless' when they tell the boss it will cost $5k to replace that old picture frame that was laying next to the furnace.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    South Georgia
    Posts
    105
    Quote Originally Posted by zw17 View Post
    Or a priceless family heirloom which really isn't 'priceless' when they tell the boss it will cost $5k to replace that old picture frame that was laying next to the furnace.
    Or "That broken garden rake was my Great Great Grandfathers from Ireland!" Swear to God that happened to me about two years ago. Other than blazing saddles, he was the first black irishman named carter that I have ever met!?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Afton, VA / Khorat, Thailand
    Posts
    2,469
    Except for the occasional "hoarder", where simply moving something would be like spitting in the ocean, most people I've run across will move their own stuff. But why do they always wait until you get there to do it?
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

    Midnight Sun Astrophotography

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event