Bail Bond Confessions Blog

Vacation? | August 13, 2010

Is there such a thing for a bondsman?  I recently took a week off and went somewhere else.  There was a time difference.  It really screwed with my clock when people called me at times thinking it was business hours when it was sleeping hours or just getting to sleeping hours.  I was tempted to turn the phone off, but I actually got a new client while I was away.  Through the miracles of wifi, e-mail, telephone, and hotel fax machines, I was able to get her sprung.

However, it also took the use of a transfer bond and though she had multiple charges against her, the bondsman that did the transfer bond only posted her main bond.  I about had a coronary screaming at people over the phone and it took another 24 hours before he was able to go out there and post the rest of the bonds.

I used to think my clients were a little slow.  It’s nice to know my competition is even worse.

-bbc

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3 Comments »

  1. 1) Don’t ever scream at someone who is posting for you; they won’t put up with that more than once. 2) You got a vacation already? You have only been in business about a year, right? 😉

    (I can say, the phone always rings when you hope it won’t. We should probably hope for that more often.)

    Comment by Tonya Rynerson — September 10, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

    • As for vacationing…well, you know if you don’t have a storefront, then all you need is a laptop and a cellphone to do business. Assuming you have someone that can drive down to the jail and post a bond for $150.

      It was a little more stressful, but well worth it.

      -R

      Comment by bailbondconfessions — September 11, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

  2. You are absolutely right. I should come clean and admit a bit of hyperbole with the statement that I screamed at them. In fact, I almost never actually yell at anyone. In this particular case, I raised my voice somewhat, but that was as much because of my environment (outside, noisy) as from being upset.

    Furthermore, I never actually talked to the bondsman who screwed up, I was dealing with the insurance representative that was acting as intermediary. I made it quite clear that I was not upset with her or them, just at the situation and the bondsman whom I was paying to do a service for me.

    But it makes a better story (and probably makes me feel a little better) to say I screamed at him. 🙂

    -bbc

    Comment by bailbondconfessions — September 11, 2010 @ 7:55 pm


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