I take pride in the work I do... and it's disappointing when someone in the trades charges full price and doesn't do the same. A few weeks ago, a fencing project wrapped at my friend and neighbor's house. Most of the job was decent looking at 50 feet, but when you got close, some sloppiness began to show.
And then you looked at the back of the gate (and sloppy doesn't begin to describe the hack-job).
I stopped by today to give it a proper fix. The previous job had a rough-cut 2X4 screwed in with dozens of crooked screws, already rusted hardware and all-in-all terrible job. In less than two hours (and $40 in materials), it was finished properly and was adjusted to close as it should with self-closing hinges and an properly trimmed and crimped support cable.