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    Ever get into those situations where you wonder if the powers that be are testing you?

    I just got a check today for $6070 for a big job we did last month. The kicker is, I got the same check (different check #) last week, PAID IN FULL. Some how they ended up sending two checks and this is a bank.
    Obviously I'll call Monday and let them know, but darn it is awful tempting!

    Anyone want to go to the casino? I know if I bet big I can triple it and still pay them back Monday

    Maybe it's a tip, I mean,I did do a good job

    FIL says I should do just like the banks/credit cards: cash the check and credit their account at the very least charge them a return check fee of 10%

    Someone might get into some big trouble for this. maybe I should just cash it and be quiet. You know, I wouldn't want to see someone lose their job over a silly little overpayment

    Slightly serious on that last one. I hope someone doesn't get fired over this. It is a big corporation and mistakes do happen but darn a $6000 over payment. It may be chump change to them but to me...
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    Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

  • #2
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    I'll meet you in Vegas .

    We all know you will do the right thing!

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    • #3
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      Maybe I should just take the money and run!!!

      Sorry Dan, I just had to do it
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      INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
      Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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      • #4
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        The beauty of it is if you walk in and had the right guy the extra check, they'll never call anyone else again, and you'll get any residential work anyone who works there and hears the story has as well. You won't cash it anyway, so make a big deal out of bringing it back to them and you'll get to feel good AND cement that relationship.
        This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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        • #5
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          I agree with Ace Sewer 100%. They will be awesome word of mouth advertising for you. You know the right thing to do.

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          • #6
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            In business honesty is the best policy and your word is your bond.

            Tony

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
              Maybe I should just take the money and run!!!

              Sorry Dan, I just had to do it
              alright get it out of your system.....


              I about fell out of my chair that was good!

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              • #8
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                We are already in good standing with them because of this one job.
                Go to guy was very happy with the job we did. Even found some other problems that need to be addressed. When I mentioned those problems to him he said "yep, do what ever needs to be done, I'm leaving it in your hands. You know what your doing".

                I'm sure this will seal the deal. They have 23 Branches and other office buildings just in our normal service area. So I'm sure in the end this will net us an honest $6000.

                We finely got our Vac truck up and running 100% so now we are looking for big catch basin cleaning accounts with companies just like this.

                I was going to just call him Monday to inform him of the error but I think I'll make an appointment instead, it's time to sit down and talk business.

                I never truly considered cashing it but man is it fun to think about.
                Every time I walk by it, it's like that pile of money with eyes, on the ins. commercial
                INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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                • #9
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                  Honestly I would do this and come out smelling like roses to the public.
                  Take the check and your camera to the bank manager have someone take the picture of you handing back the check to the bank. Go to your local newspaper and submit it as a human interest story. The public and business will see how honest your company is and you can't pay for advertising like that. The business you get just from the story of honesty will make you back 10 fold.
                  Rod
                  MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
                  Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
                  http://unclognh.com
                  http://mtwashingtonseweranddrainclea...m/default.aspx

                  Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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                  • #10
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                    Excellent idea, unclog.
                    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                    • #11
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                      I'd roll it and smoke it.

                      J.C.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
                        Ever get into those situations where you wonder if the powers that be are testing you?

                        I just got a check today for $6070 for a big job we did last month. The kicker is, I got the same check (different check #) last week, PAID IN FULL. Some how they ended up sending two checks and this is a bank.
                        Obviously I'll call Monday and let them know, but darn it is awful tempting!

                        Anyone want to go to the casino? I know if I bet big I can triple it and still pay them back Monday

                        Maybe it's a tip, I mean,I did do a good job

                        FIL says I should do just like the banks/credit cards: cash the check and credit their account at the very least charge them a return check fee of 10%

                        Someone might get into some big trouble for this. maybe I should just cash it and be quiet. You know, I wouldn't want to see someone lose their job over a silly little overpayment

                        Slightly serious on that last one. I hope someone doesn't get fired over this. It is a big corporation and mistakes do happen but darn a $6000 over payment. It may be chump change to them but to me...
                        Gene,

                        I nominated your post because you're setting a good example. I'm guessing you'll just hand the check back to the fellow who let you do all the work. I'm also guessing you'll not make a big deal out of doing the right thing.



                        Good job!
                        Last edited by geno gardner; 07-19-2010, 12:03 AM.
                        Time flies like an arrow.

                        Fruit flies like a banana.

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