Unreliable People

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  1. mollydoll

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    You can't trust anyone, it seems. A guy I worked with for past 2 years who is always reliable and shows up didn't show to help me move. We were giving him $60 to help my dad with bed, bird cage, bookshelf and some boxes. 2 Hours work.

    Now, I have a truck needing to leave and a $3000 Temperpedic queen size bed and no way to get it out. I am probably going to have to have a removal service come dump it this week.

    Not a good day.

    Moving is really a lot of no fun at all. And we have to do it again in a few weeks from my parents' apartment.
     
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    Yowsers! Moving again next wk too!

    So sorry about that guy doing that to you. I'd love to hear his reason to you for not showing! :mad: There's definitely no excuse why he couldn't call & let you know he couldn't show up.
     
  4. mollydoll

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    I was a b%#%#$. I "accidentally on purpose" wrote him an email explaining nicely that I hoped he would show up and help us because he promised last night (confirmed with me) and we were counting on him. Only, I somehow managed to send it to the job list serve. Oops.

    My dad is out looking for some guys to come help.
     
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    molly~I hope that you were able to find some help.
     
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    My dad had to pay some guys from Atlantic $300 on their break to come do it. So, it is out, but yowza, that is sure money we didn't have right now.
     
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    Can you ask some neighbors?
     
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    I'm glad you didn't have to throw away the bed. It's a shame your dad had to fork out that much money though. I think this guy would be an ex-friend now. In this day and age, to not call someone is unacceptable. Unless he had an emergency where he was unconscious.
     
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    I agree with Zoe. I'm glad your dad found some guys to help.
     
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    I'm sorry... I guess it's obvious, but I have no idea what that means.
     
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    Moving day is when you find out who your true friends are!
     
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    So true! :hugs:
    That's why I always hire movers! :lol:
    I can't handle the truth!
     
  13. mollydoll

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    That's the thing--he wasn't a friend. He was someone I have worked with who has been looking for extra money! We agreed on a price (pretty generous--we were not being stingy!) and he confirmed last night.

    If my friends had been around, they would have shown up 100%. Moving end of July in a college town is kind of iffy. The two guys I know who would have not only been there but would have required creative means to reimburse for their trouble are out of town for the whole months of July/August.

    It worked out, thanks to SuperDad and SuperMom. Wasn't a good situation though--I had back surgery recently and my dad has severe problems with his legs. I have no idea how he did as much as he did.

    I'm dosing on my vicodin and muscle relaxants now, but I can't imagine how my mom and dad must feel. My mom did all the cleaning that I couldn't because of my back. We had a roommate move out in July and he didn't do anything before he left.

    My parents are absolute saints. I am still here in my apartment until end of the week, so they are unloading at the other end. I sure hope the people my dad used to work with are going to show up!! They are people who always need money, and they work in a warehouse, so they are used to moving stuff.
     

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