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Unread 01-23-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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Lost a job I worked hard to win last year. Rave reviews last year, but it's a bid process and we lost this year. 600 people and I went up 5% for 2010, only to lose out. I'm betting last years price wouldn't have been good enough either. Oh well..................
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Sorry to hear Jeff but there are more out there for sure....
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Unread 01-23-2010, 10:40 AM   #3
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Thanks man, and you are right. We did add a new one to the schedule for 350 - 400, so it'll be fine. I'm just aggravated. I only grossed 30% - 33% on the 600 person job last year, so net was thin anyway. But, 22% - 25% of $9000 would have been nice.
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Unread 01-23-2010, 12:56 PM   #4
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Damn, bro, I hate when that happens. However, I am sure other jobs will come to compensate; hopefully!
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Unread 01-24-2010, 07:01 PM   #5
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Just think of it this way there was gonna be some problem anyway and now you dont have that headacke to contend with, these things always seem to open the door for somthing better anyway. BBQ is supossed to be fun and you will ahve fun somwhere else their loss.
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