April 16, 2010

Patron Saint

I work in the security/alarm business and we just had an update on the 1st quarter of 2010. One thing that was covered was the discussion of being very selective in the choice of new commercial installs because of the way the economy is still unstable.

All of that to say, the company has looked at trends of accounts that default or are very slow/late payers. If I were to ask anyone on the AR team who are the clients that are late payers, bad clients, or clients not willing to cooperate …they would all say day cares and CHURCHES!
I was shocked to find this out.
I know not all churches would be or are bad clients…but it only takes one bad apple to ruin the whole basket , right? How disheartening.

Now there are running jokes about churches not being good payers. “We should go to these churches and during the passing of the plate take our pay and leave the invoice.”

I know I have had my rants on how some churches and Christians dig a hole for the rest of us climb out of and I don’t want to be negative all of the time. But the bad always out runs the good that churches and Christians do and this is yet another example.

Maybe I should get this list and try to speak to the leaders of these churches about our responsibilities of patrons and how we should be setting the example as Christians.
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