Reese, Point well made. I will have to ask you to read into my post a bit deeper. It is a profession to hang TVs or to install Security cameras as well as Sound. I can assure you that a Handyman should NOT be installing Cameras, and or Sound equipment. Now, that being said I'm not against someone earning a living. I'm simply saying know your profession, and do THAT not something you think you could " Wing it ". Now, if you're still with me let's go deeper. I said and I quote, " It's not good business for Thumbtacks reputation to allow just anyone to take on a job; that they have no business doing. " I'm sure you can agree that your Dry Cleaner can't replace a heart. Let's be candid; Thumbtack has more at stake here then my small complaint. Do, you really think it's good practice to allow non-qualified Pro's ( Handymen ) to do something that is a Skill and takes time to learn. I will be the first to say, some Handymen have good skills, but that does NOT mean in any way that they are just an open category, that can do every job asked of on Thumbtack. My question is where is the line in the sand?? In closing, if I'm a Thumbtack client or customer, I trust that when I click on a pro; he is JUST THAT in his field. So, Thumbtack could feel the repercussions in bad reviews or Online status, if this gets out of hand. Now, call the Gardner, I need my A/C fixed. Dominic DeMieri THE WIRE, LLC THE_WIRE@thewiretvmounting.com
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Hi, TT & Everyone that cares. I'm an owner of a mid-size company. We consider our profession, just that a Professional skill. I have asked TT for a lot of things but this one gets under my belt. What I have asked them is to please find a way that I'm not bidding with another TT ( person ) or Want to be Pro that has no ability or skill set to be bidding with me on the same job. I have talked to clients after winning the job, that have stated and I quote " OMG, I spoke to one guy that bid and he was just a handyman and didn't sound like he knew what he was doing"! That's one reason why we picked you and your profile was so nice. Again, TT. PLEASE find a way to have Pros & Top Pros show there ability, in a portfolio or go by THE WORK THEY "DO" as shown in there Profile. That they qualify to do the Job skill presented. If you allow a unprofessional handyman to install a $ 3,000 TV & It falls off the wall or in my hands as it has before because we were asked to fix the work of another Pro... it was just mounted in to drywall; when it should always be at minimum one stud, this is just an example of my frustrations & true facts of experiences. This negative outcome reflects on TT, as we all know it's not just the client that has a bad experience the outcome won't be good for any of us ( TT / Community of Top Pros & Pros ). Ok I went to long on this subject my apologies, but to me it's like asking a Plumber to fix my Car. As for my post, please look at why we are being charged for areas we haven't selected. I'm on East Coast of Florida & I'm be charged for West coast. That is about 3 hrs away. Not traveling that far to put up a TV for $ 100 or even $300. I'm worried to call or chat with a. Thumbtack agent, because EVERYTIME in The past I have made contact with TT, my account all of a sudden goes in to hibernation, for about 2 to 3 weeks. Or maybe it's just me. If those thing could be tweaked, then my. TT experience would be 100%. We have been a Top Pro for about 4 yes now. Thank you for any feedback or comments, Dominic THE WIRE, LLC. TV installation, Security Camera installation, Sound installations.
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