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That was pure wisdom and applicable to many different professions. As a lawyer, I'm still learning which business to reject. Some business just ain't worth doing.


Heh. I used to run into similar crap when I worked as a housecleaner years back. The first question was always, "You seriously charge $15/hr?" Ummmm...yeah. I have to pay for gas and insurance, I'm spending time driving to your pseudo-mansion, there's the actual cleaning time and oh yeah, this is the Bay Area, where the cost of living is roughly equivalent to the goddamn national debt. The next thing I would say would always blow them away: "I'm a great housecleaner, but I'm not a perfect one. If we do this, it's with the understanding that I most likely won't do the job as well as you. If you can't live with that, then let's not waste each other's time, because we'll all be unhappy." Of course, I worded it a lot more nicely than that, but that was the gist.

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