- Jun 5, 2014
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Estimates in the area were a lot higher than what he's charging. They charged like $80 to $120 per tree. There are a lot of trees in there. I saw the work he was doing and I've actually helped cut down trees before (back when I was in better shape) so I know it's not an easy job. He's a friend of ours and he's not the type to sit back and watch others work. I've watched him busting his hump and he actually helped us out with stuff for free in the past. Problem is, he went to work in Houston cleaning out boilers and his longtime girlfriend decided to clean out his bank account, take his truck (which she'd tricked him in to putting in her name-- in case anything bad happened to him on the boiler job), and basically cleaned him out and left him for his now former best friend. Oh, and she dumped the two kids on him. So he's now trying to pick up the pieces and get back on his feet.Seems that guy is going to.sub out the job and pay some guy $10 an hour, and he will sit there sipping ice tea making $20 an hour. Get rid of him, get 3 estimates, choose the best deal, and like Tom says, pay when done. Easy Peasy.
I don't know what it is about some of the local women here, but there are a lot of gold-digging scumbags. At least my usually unlucky friend has finally found a girl who is not trying to mooch. She's 20, has a job, is trying to get her driver's license, and actually cleans and helps out as much as she can. She's the only girlfriend he ever dated who didn't cheat on him or treat him like crap.