Post # 1
i CAN NOT believe in this day and age that there are companies out there that refuse to make an appointment to provide a quote “unless you can guarantee that your husband will be home”
yes – they actually said those words! apparently as the little woman i cant be trusted to make a decision about colour and cost, despite the fact that im an accountant and i have 15yrs of construction background and every powertool in this place belongs to me and its my decision to have the work done to the house and im paying for it
apparently i need the little man to say yes honey, with our heritage aged house federation green is the colour you need to pick, you know – the exact same colour we already have on the shutters
cross that supplier off the list!
Post # 3
Wow…just wow…my brain ceased functioning for a minute there. I cannot believe someone would have the nerve to say that.
Post # 4
@eloping: wow, that’s pretty bad. My cousin got asked one time by an insurance agent if she could go get the homeowner (assuming it was her mother). My cousin WAS the homeowner and married (at 21). Awkward for him.
Post # 5
That is just ridiculous! What if there were no husband? Do they not deal with single women homeowners? I own our place.
If you were not speaking with the owner/GM of the company I would certainly call back and make them aware that this business practice is costing them money.
If it was the owner, I guess they already know.
Post # 6
i said to the woman on the phone “you are aware how insulting your company policy is arent you”? and she seemed embarrassed about having to tow the company line
it took much joy to say you know what, forget it. im taking my $10K and spending it elsewhere but thank you for your time
edit: i also just dropped $8K on our roof and thankfully that company didnt even blink at me taking care of everything – im going to phone them to see if they can recommend a supplier for the new work i want done
Post # 7
I’m glad you’re not giving them your business…. I hope no one else does either!
Post # 8
@eloping: Good for you for taking you business elsewhere! I can’t believe they had the gall to say that, absolutely insulting. In all the relationships I know the women care more about house decisions… so if you’re the one calling, they should be doing everything to cater to you!
Post # 9
Ugh. This bugs me even more than the fact that anybody who comes into our office makes a beeline for me because they think since I’m a girl I must be the receptionist. Glad to know gender stereotyping is alive and well. At least one guy had the decency to be embarrassed. When I told him I wasn’t the receptionist and pointed him toward my coworker, he blushed and and went, “Oh geez, wow, that was really sexist of me, wasn’t it?”
Post # 10
I would be sure to review them wherever possible! Atrocious