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Food For Thought

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Frank Bertrand

Junior Member
Aug 21, 2002
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Certified General Appraiser
Being continually exasperated by bad appraisers, incompetant UA's and gov't boards, and cads in the business, I take pause with this quote attributed to the author James Baldwin, as published in the Charleston WVA Gazette:

"The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side"

So it goes...


Senior Member
Jan 16, 2002
all sides are ugly of business; it depends on how uugly a business U want to be in 8O

If you can stand being a doormat - with everyone's else's crap comming down on U on a dailey basis, work for yourself :p

If ya can't stand the heat, go work for someone who will reward you for your many years of hard work & toil :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Larry Lyke

Senior Member
Feb 2, 2002
Frank --

It strikes me as relative realism.

One has to balance their ability to take as well as to give. This is a thick-skin business, for sure.

But I simply refuse to get angry no matter what the situation. I dismiss those who don't respect me or my integrity as being uninformed or not worth informing. That usually keeps them from pursuing a business relationship.

An easier way, of course, is to quote a high price, then throw in the L'oreal argument!

Am doing quite well, thank you.
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