Quoting a job especially a kitchen is a lot of work. Right now I am still in training learning how to measure cabinet spaces and the thing I am most afraid of is measuring wrong. Now that I think about it, my absolute worst fear is that I measure the space, build the cabinetry, and it doesn’t fit. That would cause me to feel like a complete failure and I do not like to fail. Although my standard is if I do fail then I will make it right by trying again, and figuring out what I did wrong.
For example, this picture of a job I quoted last week took me a day and a half to complete. I got the quote to the client in one day, and followed up the day after with no response. My dillema is how soon and how much more time do I invest? Do I call again? Does the client not want to talk to me? I am not sure and I’m not very good at discerning these types of things. I usually wait and hope for the best. Which means I’ll forget about the job, move on and probably never get it. I think this is causing me to lose jobs instead of gain, and I am not quite sure how much is too much. I do not, I mean DO NOT want to be that pushy girl who calls and calls, and drive the client crazy, but on the other hand I don’t want to be too flippant and the client thinks I am not interested in the work. There is a fine line of how far you need to go for work and how much time you need to invest before you decide whether or not to back off.