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How much time do you give someone?

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I called someone on Friday to get some outside work done.

 

He called me later on Friday to say he had to check his schedule.,,Being that it was a holiday weekend..

 

How long would you wait for a response

before calling someone else?

 

I left him another message today..I can wait to get the work done but I need to know if he is interested in doing it.

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Re: How much time do you give someone?

I'd give him today.  I would have another number ready if you don't hear from him by 3pm tomorrow.

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Re: How much time do you give someone?

If it isn't an emergency at least a week.  Finding someone good is more important than finding someone fast.  And if they call you right back, says to me they aren't really in demand. 

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Re: How much time do you give someone?

I agree with the other poster. If you hear nothing by tomorrow, maybe this is his nice way of saying he doesn't want the job. 

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Re: How much time do you give someone?

Being an impatient person I would give him today and I would be calling other workers tomorrow.

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Re: How much time do you give someone?

I would give them until today. Usually I call more than one and the first one that calls and doesn't seem like a flake (after I've checked them out first) gets the job.

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Re: How much time do you give someone?

48 hours.  If they don't get back to me in that timeframe either they are too busy or don't want the job.  In either case I'd call someone else.

 

 

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Re: How much time do you give someone?

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He did call you back later in the day, on Friday.  That tells me he's interested in doing the work, but as he stated, there was a holiday weekend coming up. 

Most people are a bit behind on weeks when there is a Monday holiday.  I'd wait another day.  

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Re: How much time do you give someone?

I'm amazed he called you to tell you he would have to check his schedule.  Most people never bother to call me back at all.

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Re: How much time do you give someone?


@september wrote:

He did call you back later in the day, on Friday.  That tells me he's interested in doing the work, but as he stated, there was a holiday weekend coming up. 

Most people are a bit behind on weeks when there is a Monday holiday.  I'd wait another day.  


@september  She gave him a reminder call today.