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Old 02-11-2018, 01:53 PM   #1
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Who Sends Follow-Ups To Jobs They Lost?

Been around for 40 some odd years doing this. Whenever I lose a job, I like to send follow-ups to the HO.

I generally congratulate them on finding someone that meets their expectations.

I also ask them for any feedback they care to reveal. Did I lose the work because of price, time frame, credibility, were my shoes too muddy, etc.

I always encourage them to contact me if the job is not moving forward to their satisfaction.

I have had several call me to fix a less than adequate job. Do I drop my price? No. I know what my time is worth and am adamant about it.

Just curious about other experiences.....
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:28 PM   #2
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Never bothered to follow up, although I have had a couple or three call back with their hat in their hand wanting me to fix a problem.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:50 PM   #3
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Kevin....Happens more often than you would think...
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:22 PM   #4
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I give them a bid, the ball is then in their court, they have my number. I'm usually too busy bidding other jobs than to spend time following up.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:02 AM   #5
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I used to do some follow ups when I felt good about a bid. Also got the call about could you fix what the low bidder messed up. My response to those was it is either all or nothing, no halfway.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:26 AM   #6
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I used to. Once in a blue moon I still will if I'm curious.

I'm plenty busy where I generally don't care anymore. I know what my time's worth and so do the lowballers. You pick who you want in your house.
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