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dealing with incompetent contractors

This blogger had a pretty mediocre experience (and I use the word "mediocre" very generously) with a housepainter, who did a shoddy job and then never showed up to finish it, so in the end it was not just shoddy but half-assed as well. How would you handle this situation? And have you ever had a similar problem with a contractor who dropped the ball or signed on for far more than they were capable of delivering?