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when service people come home to do work and ask your age,as

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when service people come home to do work and ask your age,as an adult
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  General Jay replied 6 years ago.
Can you clarify your question please? Are you asking why service people ask if your age when they come to the door?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

my plumber came today and when he came in the door he said" you have become

such a nice young lady ,what is your age anyway.Iam over 50, and was shocked at

this. He worked for my dad for many years, and maybe never though he had a daugter.

Still i feel this is not efthcal,for any service person to say this to a customer

Expert:  General Jay replied 6 years ago.

I guess alot of it determines the context of how the question was posed. Some companies have a policy that a service technician cannot work in the home without an adult individual there.


However, the way you are describing this situation it doesnt seem as if he was trying to determine whether or not you were atleast 18 years old. I agree with you that it is a bit creepy and not very professional at all.

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