I have a co-worker who does car maintenance on the side. After getting a positive recommendation from other co-workers, I hired him to repair the A/C on my vehicle.
He screwed up in two ways.
- He didn't replace some optional items that he said he would. There were a couple of things not essential to the repair that I wanted to go ahead and have replaced while he had the whole thing apart. He said he would but I found out afterward he didn't.
- He didn't fix it right. Vehicle has separate front and back controls. If only the front is on, it doesn't get cold. If front and back are both on, it works fine.
So, now I am in a predicament. Do I bring this up and potentially cause issues at work? Or do I let it go and chalk it up as a lesson learned about mixing work and side-work?
It was discussed ahead of time when we were discussing the work to be done and the cost. I purchased all the parts, including those, based on our agreement.
Also, we work for the same company, but not in the same department.