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Cicero, NY

#61 Sep 22, 2012
Great post Mom23! I called 5 different contractors in the Dolgeville/Salisbury/Oppenheim area for some work to be done at my property during the first and second week of September. To date NOT ONE of the contractors has returned one of the two calls I've placed. This is a medium sized job with a fairly decent profit margin. Friends have used 2 different local Amish construction companies in the past. I called them both on a Tuesday during the day and received a call back that evening. Within 3 days they came down for a look see at the job. I received the written estimate within 2 days. My point is that they actually called me back.
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Herkimer, NY

#62 Sep 22, 2012
Guess who wrote:
Great post Mom23! I called 5 different contractors in the Dolgeville/Salisbury/Oppenheim area for some work to be done at my property during the first and second week of September. To date NOT ONE of the contractors has returned one of the two calls I've placed. This is a medium sized job with a fairly decent profit margin. Friends have used 2 different local Amish construction companies in the past. I called them both on a Tuesday during the day and received a call back that evening. Within 3 days they came down for a look see at the job. I received the written estimate within 2 days. My point is that they actually called me back.
i also have been disappointed by the local " contractors". i have used the amish several times and will no longer try to use a "local", the "locals" have proved themselves to me to be so worthless and such liars i will never try to use one again. the amish showed up when they said , did the job in a timely fashion in a professional manner and finished on time and in budget. try to get that treatment with a "local". won't happen in this lifetime.
Stewarts customer

United States

#63 Sep 22, 2012
amused wrote:
I was behind an amish young man who paid with a credit/debit card,ive seen amish women buying tampons,styrofoam plates and disposable diapers.why is it they are religious to their convenience.they ride in cars have electricity and phones.if i throw an apple core out the car window its littering yet tons of horse poo is'nt???to many double standards.
They have bank accts so they can get the tampons, the diapers, plates and other needed necessities for their homes or themselves just like the rest of us and that is why you see bank debit cards. I drive for the Amish and they do not use electricity unless they are the Mennonites that do use electricity, drive cars and other English things we use but study certain Amish ways. They use phones to keep in touch with their families that are out of state just like we do but the difference between us and them with the phones is that they are not allowed to have the phones inside their homes. If they want to use a land line phone, it has to be in a shed out back of their homes.. Yes the horse poo should be cleaned up like people have to with their dogs. When everything is said and done, Amish are still hard working individuals that deserve to have certain things like us English.
proveit

Auburn, NY

#64 Sep 22, 2012
oh sure.

Like the damage the snowmobiles make on all of the paved roads; especially where the trails cross the pavement.

give me a break. this is just a bunch of foolish talk.

Here's your call out:
Name some place where we can go look and see evidence of this horseshoe/ steel wheel damage.

If you can't prove it, you're just another baseless liar trying to
cause trouble for them.
not me wrote:
i see more and more amish horse pulled buggies on the road lately. it seems that in just a few short years hundreds of amish families have moved here and bought up alot of the smaller farms and have done pretty well for them selves. good for them.
i can't help but to notice on some of the roads that they drive down the most are suffering from damage from both their steel buggy wheels and from the horseshoes they use that have the little nubs welded on them for traction. most people will say that they don't do any damage but they are. the nubs and steel wheels appear to damage the surface of the road, probably causing water / freeze cycle damage.
these buggies and horses pay no fees what so ever to use the roads. they also leave presents from the horses all over the road. while a little bit of this is no problem, some roads have quite a bit deposited on it. if dog owners must pick up their dog's waste why are these people allowed to leave it where ever it falls? does not matter if it's on a country road or in the middle of town.
is there some reason they are not required to use a device to hold the manure until they get back to the farm?
and they do use the road, and yes they do damage it, no matter how small, they do. why do they not help pay for it? certainly there could be some small fee charged for them to have the right to use the roads? some registration charge for the buggies/ wagons and other things they pull down the road. some sort of fee for the horses would make things more fair.
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Herkimer, NY

#65 Sep 22, 2012
proveit wrote:
oh sure.
Like the damage the snowmobiles make on all of the paved roads; especially where the trails cross the pavement.
give me a break. this is just a bunch of foolish talk.
Here's your call out:
Name some place where we can go look and see evidence of this horseshoe/ steel wheel damage.
If you can't prove it, you're just another baseless liar trying to
cause trouble for them.
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i guess you are not old enough to drive. you probably think the tracks the steel wheeled buggies leave on the road by crushing the surface are worm tracks. or the marks between those tracks, those marks with maybe 6 points in them are butterfly craps. ever notice going down or up a hill how those little steel points on the horseshoes slide and slip around? like it's digging in for traction? well believe it or not, no matter how small or slight, that is damaging the surface of the road. do it enough and soon there will be deep tracks in the roadway. just like the places where snow mobiles cross the roads. have you ever seen the picture of the oregon trail where the wagons, steel rimmed wheeled, wore out deep tracks in solid rock?
sure they are doing damage. i am not picking on the amish. so they are better than you and do not need to help the rest of us keep the roads in good condition? is there some reason that they do not need to register their buggies in your mind? snowmobiles do. and they don't use many roads. the spikes on their treads dig up the roads, as do the steel on the amisher's wheels and shoes.
the fact that they are hard workers does not exempt them from their fair share of public responsiblity.
so fella, go look at the road sometimes. look where the sled trail crosses the highway in both salisbury and dolgeville. that's how sleds damage the road. does not matter how it gets broke up, it does and that starts the freeze/ thaw cycle that helps it along.
look the the hill going from middleville to utica. look at how the horses slip and slide down it and up it. the tracks are damage to the road surface. now imagine just one trip up and down that hill all year. in the same track.
Give me a break

Cicero, NY

#66 Sep 23, 2012
Snowmobiles have ruined my sidewalks and totally scraped down cracking them as well. Are the snowmobilers or the snowmobile clubs going to pay for my sidewalk replacement? NO! Your arguement does not hold up considering the number of people who use studded snow tires. Is there a road usage fee put on anyone with studded snow tires? You're looking to pick a fight.
Blosssom

Little Falls, NY

#67 Sep 27, 2012
Why don't you clean up the McDonalds junk on the side of the road, the cigarettes and the trash bags full of trash and dirty diapers that people throw on the side of the road...oh yes...don't forget the beer and soda cans and bottles!!! At least the horse poop will wash away. Now get a life and worry about something important!!!!
Amish pay land and school taxes..they buy gas and pay the tax there.... they ride in a car and pay the driver to take them.
Need rain

Herkimer, NY

#68 Sep 30, 2012
I need some work done on my home,which Amish are good house carpenters?? Any info.,phone numbers will be appreciated....
Blosssom

Little Falls, NY

#69 Sep 30, 2012
Get a life! You make it sound like it has to be plowed off the road! The rain will wash it away!
Who picks up the garbage thrown out of the car windows every day!!!!

Since: Aug 09

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#70 Sep 30, 2012
Need rain wrote:
I need some work done on my home,which Amish are good house carpenters?? Any info.,phone numbers will be appreciated....
Look in the My Shopper or Pennysaver papers. Both features ads by Amish construction people. Good luck! My sister and brother in law were very happy with work that was done a couple months ago.

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