Have you been the client of a WAHM?

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Registered: 08-26-2007
Have you been the client of a WAHM?
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Wed, 09-05-2007 - 3:13pm
I was wondering how many of you have utilized businesses of WAHMS, as customers, and what your experience was.
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Registered: 08-14-2007
Wed, 09-05-2007 - 3:23pm
If a person is good .. you might not even know they're a WAHP.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 09-05-2007 - 4:10pm

I work from home 3-4 days a week now that I'm getting oh so pregnant! Generally I work from home at least 2 days a week.
My clients are the top private equity and venture capital firms in the world, as well as some pretty slick tech start ups and some very large tech companies. I've never had any issues around quality of service that relate to me working from home.

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Registered: 08-09-2004
Thu, 09-06-2007 - 10:29am
A few times - WAHM businesses and family-run, small businesses.
I once was trying to buy wallpaper from a small, family owned business. The woman who handled it was always out, and the store would tell me all about her personal problems: "her husband is sick". "her child is sick". I went back several times, since they had the wallpaper I wanted. When I finally met this woman at the store to order my wallpaper, she launched into a spiel about her personal problems, which I had no interest in. I left the store and bought my wallpaper online - and spent more money, which was fine with me.
I later went online to buy some furniture. I contacted a woman owner about the furniture I was interested in, and just had one question: what was the price of a sofa? She sent me this big long email about how she couldn't give me the price, because she was pregnant and expecting a baby and blah blah blah and she would have to get back with me on that. I lost interest completely. She emailed me about two weeks later, with the price of the sofa was well over 5 grand. Now, if she's selling big ticket items like this, she needs to take her work A LOT more seriously.
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 09-06-2007 - 11:47am

My dcp is a wahm as she runs her dc in her home and has been doing so for over 26 years. She runs her dc as a serious, professional business. However, she is no longer a wahm because her 2 boys have been adults for over 15 years now. I have contacted several wahms' websites and have not been impressed with their professionalism nor their serious commitment to their "businesses". Also, I am a wahm. And I take my ah business very seriously and professionally. During business hours, I am at work, not playing with my child. The phone gets answered by an adult, not a child. When my clients come for an appt, there is someone else watching my child or he is at daycare.

Chris

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