My clients are so used to me working on weekends that I am stuck all the time with work. One urgent machine can through a spanner in the works and I may not be able to have a jol at the dam or go away for the weekend, happened this weekend. It’s not like the clients are really pushy, they just think of it as normal service over time. So I want the business, but its killing my family life, social life and fishing and camping life. I won’t even go into the DM hassles for now.
I am thinking of politely approaching my clients and say that I am unfortunately not available on weekends anymore, but if somebody is there they are welcome to drop machines of etc. But I just know I won’t do it because I want the clients happy (want their business).
One day I will have a technician on weekend call, then somebody else can work on the weekend a bit while I probably get even more stuck in. I will end up like those old Greek ballies that work every day until they die at the shop.