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    Had contacted this decorator to give me a quote to paint my house.
    Had already one reference as he was recommended by an acquaintance, but when I googled him, I could find nothing whatsoever about this decorator the internet, so I asked him for a second reference. As a result he withdrew his quote.
    My feeling must have been right, he's dodgy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Had contacted this decorator to give me a quote to paint my house.
    Had already one reference as he was recommended by an acquaintance, but when I googled him, I could find nothing whatsoever about this decorator the internet, so I asked him for a second reference. As a result he withdrew his quote.
    My feeling must have been right, he's dodgy
    Do you run a decorator recruitment agency by any chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    Do you run a decorator recruitment agency by any chance?
    I had to think about the two references sticky when I asked him for a second reference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Had contacted this decorator to give me a quote to paint my house.
    Had already one reference as he was recommended by an acquaintance, but when I googled him, I could find nothing whatsoever about this decorator the internet, so I asked him for a second reference. As a result he withdrew his quote.
    My feeling must have been right, he's dodgy
    Or he has enough work on offer he judges you to be an awkward client and has decided you're not worth the hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    I had to think about the two references sticky when I asked him for a second reference
    Was it an unemployed Welsh IT contractor doing a bit of cash-in-hand on the side? He probably didn't like too many questions being asked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Or he has enough work on offer he judges you to be an awkward client and has decided you're not worth the hassle.
    No he could start in two weeks, other decorators I had contacted could start in October one even said I had to wait till April.

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    Why accept their reference? Ask round your friends until someone recommends a decorator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    No he could start in two weeks, other decorators I had contacted could start in October one even said I had to wait till April.
    well there is your answer why is he not busy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Why accept their reference? Ask round your friends until someone recommends a decorator?

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