Would you ever pay for "Crap Work"

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Would you ever pay for "Crap Work"

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I was wondering if the people of EF would ever pay for "Crap Work" Like if you hired someone to install carpet or etc. and they did a shitty job, would you still pay or would you say "F' That!!!!"
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I may throw a fit or two, but I would still pay
10  (48%)
I would say F' that and refuse to pay
11  (52%)
Total votes: 21
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12/10/2012
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- Kira - - Kira -
Other. I'd at least ask for a discount. I'd try to get a full refund, but that doesn't always work out.
12/10/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Other. I'd at least ask for a discount. I'd try to get a full refund, but that doesn't always work out.
Same here, though my husband would not pay at all.
12/10/2012
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
My dad laid carpet and he would redo the job if the person didnt like the work, thats what everyone should do
12/10/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I'd still pay them something, but I'd insist on any shoddy work being fixed first.
12/10/2012
shorejen9 shorejen9
Well I would have to speak to the supervisor or owner. I would pay for the materials if they were as expected but if they installed it poorly I would expect them to re do it and I would pay in full or I will use the installation money and hire someone else to fix it!
12/10/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I would see if I could get the price discounted, I definitely would turn them into the better business.
12/10/2012
Meltingfish Meltingfish
I would ask for a discount.
12/10/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I would still pay, but I'd argue with them for a discount if they did terrible work.
12/10/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
If they broke the agreement in terms of what would come out, no. Otherwise I'd push for not paying full, since I'd have to spend more to fix things
12/10/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Never a good situation to be in, I've been on both sides.

From the side of the subcontractor, many times I am dependent upon the homeowner's payment in order to make payroll. By withholding payment you are not only impacting me but my employees and their families.

If you as a homeowner are dissatisfied with my work let me know, my reputation is my livelihood. Let me know about any issues you have, I would rather hear about them from you than hear it through the grapevine that I did a crappy job for you. My crews and I take pride in our work. We will make every reasonable effort to make sure that you as a homeowner are satisfied.

Withholding the check is not a good option. Reputations work both ways. Crappy subcontractors who homeowners will not employ, and crappy homeowners that subcontractors will not work for because they have a reputation for being a pain in the ass who doesn't pay.

Discuss your reasons for dissatisfaction and come to an agreement is the best solution.
12/10/2012
pussy licker pussy licker
I would refuse to pay. They should have done it right the first time
12/10/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I was wondering if the people of EF would ever pay for "Crap Work" Like if you hired someone to install carpet or etc. and they did a shitty job, would you still pay or would you say "F' That!!!!"
It's definitely going to depend on how shitty the job was. Most of the time, I'm still going to pay, but if we're talking something really expensive like carpet work and the person fucked it up to the point where you're actually going to have to go and REPAY someone else to do the job, then I would totally be telling the person that I cannot pay them for a job they did not do correctly. I'd calmly explain that they screwed it up and instead of paying them for an F up, I'm going to need to keep the money they did not earn to pay someone who'll do it right. Of course I wouldn't be that hateful, but I would tell them that I need to keep the money to pay someone who'll do it right.

How bad was the job?

There has only been one time in my life where I've not paid for someone's job. My dentist. I paid him in full (the portion out of pocket that my ins. didn't cover) on the same day of my root canal therapy treatment. He didn't finish the root canal therapy that day, and a year later, here I am with only half the damn root canal when I paid in full. He told me to come back so he could fill some teeth and finish the root canal. I did. When he said "all done, and sorry I ran your ins. out so you only got temp. fillings. And informed me that I'd need to make an appt. to fill the 3 teeth permanantly in less than 5 weeks as well as make an appt for the rest of my root canal, that is when I walked out of the office with the money in my pocket. Got a letter today sayin' they've sent me to a collection agency, but that dentist fucked me up! So that is where you have to draw the line. When the person who's supposed to be qualified for your carpentry (or dental work!) does you more damage than good, more damage than you started with, and only left you having to pay all over again for someone better to do the work, then you need to draw the line. Simply because you don't pay for a service that has left you with real problems like a carpet that needs re-done, or teeth that need re-fixed. You have to stand up for yourself. Perhaps even, I hope anyway, a worker like this will have their mistakes brought to their attention and be less likely to screw someone else over.

Ever considered also writing a review on the company who screwed your carpet? If they intentionally done a shitty job and aren't cooperative in your decision to withdraw your payment to them, it's not a bad idea to give others a heads up. I did this with my dental issue online because my ins. company said that it needed to be noted that this particular dentist was not a good recommendation. You may even consider that if they give you more problems.

But, what I'd do at this point, if you haven't already, is bring it to their attention that the job is not properly done and ask if you can make arrangements to either have the company send someone else to re-do (without charge!) or give you a refund to have someone else do the job.
12/11/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
The husband usually goes to Lowes with the contractor to purchase the materials that stay at our house. Guy gets 1/3rd before and 1/3rd after - if everything is good.
12/11/2012
GONE! GONE!
I would ask them to re-do it and fix the problems.
12/11/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I was wondering if the people of EF would ever pay for "Crap Work" Like if you hired someone to install carpet or etc. and they did a shitty job, would you still pay or would you say "F' That!!!!"
I would refuse to pay if I wasn't satisfied.
02/26/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I was wondering if the people of EF would ever pay for "Crap Work" Like if you hired someone to install carpet or etc. and they did a shitty job, would you still pay or would you say "F' That!!!!"
I'd probably still pay, but first I would attempt to negotiate. Then, I'd probably threaten some court action or bad publicity.
02/26/2013
Bleu Bleu
If someone installed a carpet and did an absolutely HORRIBLE job, I'm not paying. But if someone did a "meh" job. I might point it out to them and ask them to fix it before demanding a refund. I would also ask that someone else came to fix their mistakes because I can't hire the same person again who made the mistake in the first place.

If it's a doctor or something, that's what malpractice is for and I would sue them if they did anything less than a good job
02/27/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
I'm sure I would say something. But you do have to pay for work done.
02/27/2013
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Unique posters: 19