Tim's is a good place to invest if you a have a twenny laying around.i think I'm going to stop there todaydaveEM said:I reset a breaker for a lady. I was in the complex and told her so when I refused payment. Christmas I get a card in the mail with a $20 Bill. What the heck I called her and thanked her for the 'coffee money" I was going to feed Tims.
$50 to turn up a dimmer? That's just cooooold bloooodeeed. :laughing:We will always replace a tripped Gfi, and charge. Here is the reason; if there is another problem with that Gfi, guess who they are calling back. Usually they are the original device, and could use a replacement anyway. You also have to explain the rules about troubleshooting, and problems that may surface when there is water or something else causing the problem that may not be appearing at that time of the service call.
The dimmer problem I've had more than once, especially with the Lutron Diva type, because who can see the small slide on the side. We would do as someone said and reduce a trip charge to $50. Remember, you still had to take the time to dispatch someone to that job, and write up an invoice, and enter the data into your computer, and warranty your service.
I made a emergency service call at 5:00 pm to a long time customer, for his family's houses (2 on an ocean front lot, with tennis courts) The power was out in only one house ? I thought it was for sure the main breaker. Turned out that one of the houses was on a separate part of the power grid, and the meter display was blank !!! Came time to pay, 5 minutes later, I was in a really Awkward position. I could feel their vibe, and they were hinting to me that they felt I shouldn't charge them. So I let it go, but I expected some kind of offer. They didn't even offer me a penny for the drive. Sucked, and thought about the TV show I was missing, and the round trip I made in traffic (1 hr)
If we were too nice, we would be driving all over the place for cheap, and I would end up making less than working for somebody. So what's the point ?$50 to turn up a dimmer? That's just cooooold bloooodeeed. :laughing:
I charged a lady $85 a couple years ago for throwing some switches that she said didn't work, and they all worked fine and had good connections, telling her the ceiling fan that she had to use a stick to get it to start spinning needed to be replaced, and to reset a tripped GFI. I almost felt bad about it, but I left a different paying job to go to the service call, so phuck em. :whistling2: