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Watson's Landscaping
06-25-2007, 06:10 PM
Just want to know if any one else is going to work the 4th this year. :usflag:

Uranus
06-25-2007, 06:16 PM
Nope......

Jason Rose
06-25-2007, 06:23 PM
Yes, of course.

americanlawn
06-25-2007, 06:32 PM
We will take Independence Day off. Since it is on a Wednesday, we will work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Too bad we couldn't tie it into a 3-day weekend, but oh well. p.s. Never forget 911.

Focal Point Landscapes
06-25-2007, 11:35 PM
Won't be working on the 4th.

JB1
06-25-2007, 11:38 PM
Not me.....

RLW
06-26-2007, 12:25 AM
Quick day. I'm home when the beer is cold.
:usflag: 9-11 never forget!!

rodfather
06-26-2007, 05:40 AM
not this year

Fairway Land & Lawn
06-26-2007, 06:45 AM
Yeah I'll be working........on a sunburn and some cold budweiser!!!!!:usflag:

MarcSmith
06-26-2007, 06:47 AM
why would any one work on a major holiday? July 4th ranks up their with Labor Day, memorial day, Christmas and easter...

Yeah it stinks thats it falls in the middle of the week

instead of working 5 8 hours days, pull in to 4 10 hour days....I know it won't work with everyone

Budget
06-26-2007, 07:13 AM
I will be working on NOT working. But i am always on call.

ProMo
06-26-2007, 07:21 AM
I plan on working the 4th and taking a long weekend.

General Landscaping
06-26-2007, 07:21 AM
I'm taking the 4th and the 5th.
It will mean working Sat though. It's alright......I'm in no condition to be working on the 5th.... especially in the sun. I'll find some non-field work to do.

I give 'em 1 day to pick up the fireworks in the yard, after that it's fair game for the mulching blades of death.

T.E.
06-26-2007, 04:16 PM
I just "HOPE and PRAY" I "GET" to work the fourth of July. It has rained for almost two weeks straight. We're now under flash flood warnings for the next 2 days. Later, Tony

HOOLIE
06-26-2007, 05:03 PM
Just pretend it's raining (even if it's not) and take the day off!! So you work Saturday big deal.

My first year in biz I worked the 4th...what a mistake...talk about being non-motivated. The upside was I picked up 3 6-packs from sympathetic customers :laugh: Stopped at noon...

Cool season grasses are barely growing now anyway...

Chop Stuff Up
06-26-2007, 05:08 PM
no .

BQLC
06-27-2007, 10:40 AM
I will be working out of my ice chest next to the grill and that evening i will watch my nieces and nephews try and blow themselves up :laugh: :laugh:
I hope everyone has a safe 4th :usflag: :usflag: :usflag:

Prestige-Lawncare
06-27-2007, 12:13 PM
Nope .. not me! I'm a single parent with two teens still at home. It's a National Holiday!!

:usflag::usflag: :usflag:

pclawncare
06-27-2007, 12:41 PM
T.E. i hear you there it is raining like every day out my way i guess it has rained like 15 days straight in OKC

txgrassguy
06-27-2007, 12:45 PM
The only thing I'll be working on is some beer and my girl friends' bikini knots.
I will take off the fifth as well but if my crews are in any shape to work I'll allow them to go out.

ccondie
06-27-2007, 01:00 PM
Not working here, Unless you consider sitting by the pool drinking work

sheshovel
06-28-2007, 01:28 AM
Nope, not any year.

Sydenstricker Landscaping
06-28-2007, 07:15 AM
Only thing I will be working on is twenty-four ounce curls!!!:drinkup: That and blowing things up,lol:laugh:

americanlawn
06-28-2007, 05:19 PM
Sorry for our Oklahoma friends -- We could use the rain up here instead. Without my permission, my wife (office manager) posted a note yesterday on the time clock saying my guys will not work on the 4th & the 5th. I was hoping to just take off Independence Day only so we could get ahead and maybe have a couple of 3-day weekends off in August. Oh well.

elite lawns
06-29-2007, 01:12 AM
with all this rain were going to have to work if it will ever stop raining right now were 3 days behind

pclawncare
06-29-2007, 10:27 AM
same here there is just absolutely nothing you can do i cant even use a 21" walkbehind without leaving tracks all i can do is sit and watch it rain

sildoc
06-29-2007, 11:25 AM
Unfortunatly this year we will be working. We will modify our schedule as wednessdays are 10 hr day normally. Wish we could take it off but we are so far behind in extra work that there is no way to take a day off. we are already working on saturdays and won't work myself or my guys on sundays.
In a way it is a good thing but Man will it be a pain.

johnnywill08
06-29-2007, 12:11 PM
wednesday's a mow day and those dont get taken off.... shcedule is everything!

bluflame1914
06-29-2007, 04:47 PM
what's a holiday? never heard of them. If its dry and its work to be done, we will be cutting.

johnnywill08
06-29-2007, 07:23 PM
i will say this, wouldn't be surprised if we run into a coupla parties while trying to mow and have to skip a few...

Watson's Landscaping
06-29-2007, 08:09 PM
now thats what i'm talking about the last few post make me feel good that i'm not the only one working on the 4th. Like we all said it's going to suck but it has to be done to stay on time and on shcedule. :usflag:

p.s. just got a call from my t-shirt guy and my orders done I'm so happy :clapping: cant wait to go get them, I'll try and post some picks if the hangover its to bad this weekend :drinkup:

americanlawn
06-29-2007, 08:41 PM
Hat's off to all working on Independence Day........The American work ethic has not died yet - thanks to you guys! Proud to be an American Patriot, americanlawn.

Jason Rose
06-29-2007, 10:12 PM
I already posted here, I'm working on the 4th, but I too am happy to see others "admit" that they are working on the holiday. I'm happy for you guys that are at a place in their business that they can shut down in the middle of the week for a day off and be OK. Many of us CAN'T. But some of you guys get so defensive about it being a "holiday" and what it means to the country, etc. and that we are sinners for working on it... Well B.S. You are the same people that would be PISSED if the restrauant you were going to was CLOSED on the holiday, or the gas station, or the fireworks stand. Sometimes working on hoildays is just a fact of life and people that have to can celebrate after work. This goes for any hoildays.

DLCS
06-29-2007, 10:47 PM
How many businesses actually close on the 4th. The only ones i can think of are banks and thats just a few of them. I'll be working.

mdvaden
06-30-2007, 12:48 PM
Only for an emergency.

I'm making an effort of avoid working on holidays, especially if the holiday has meaning behind it.

So I will work on St. Patty's day.

troy03
06-30-2007, 01:16 PM
I will be out working all day, weather permitting. There is just so much work on the list that needs to get done soon so I cant really afford to take a day off right now.

Stillwater
06-30-2007, 01:43 PM
I will be out working all day, weather permitting. There is just so much work on the list that needs to get done soon so I cant really afford to take a day off right now.

at your own house or closed for the day commerical properties I hope. if my landscaper showed up on the 4th. I would say get the F-outta hear- NOW!

Stillwater
06-30-2007, 01:46 PM
............

bluflame1914
06-30-2007, 01:51 PM
dumbasses always call and be like can you hit me this morning.

Woody82986
06-30-2007, 02:18 PM
I asked my wednesday clients if they were having anything going on on Wednesday. None of them said they were, and that if I wanted to work on Wednesday they were fine with it, and if I didn't then come Thursday. With all the rain we have been getting lately, I have been taking every dry chance I can come by to get some work done. If Wednesday is sunny, I'll probably work a half day at least. My plan is to work in the morning on Wednesday and then go to work after lunch on Thursday. That way I can stay out a little later than normal Wednesday night and don't have to lose a bunch of sleep.

T.E.
06-30-2007, 03:27 PM
at your own house or closed for the day commerical properties I hope. if my landscaper showed up on the 4th. I would say get the F-outta hear- NOW!

Yes, I'm sure you would, but I don't take accounts like yours to start with. Any one that uses the F word to my face better be able to back it up.

troy03
06-30-2007, 08:02 PM
at your own house or closed for the day commerical properties I hope. if my landscaper showed up on the 4th. I would say get the F-outta hear- NOW!

One commerical property and some rental properties are on the list so thats not an issue at all. Doing work on holidays involves communication with the customer and what they were ok with and most are fine with that, they all know how busy my company is and they know what we try to get done.

Watson's Landscaping
07-01-2007, 01:49 PM
Well this one goes out to the american worker who IS working on the forth, what time are you guys going to start? Thanks :usflag:

lawnjockey56
07-01-2007, 02:37 PM
def working cant afford to not work a day with my schedule

lawnjockey56
07-01-2007, 02:38 PM
Yes, I'm sure you would, but I don't take accounts like yours to start with. Any one that uses the F word to my face better be able to back it up.

youd be the same ******* who would be calling on the 5th wondering where i was
the poster who wrote this originally i mean

lawnjockey56
07-01-2007, 02:42 PM
Just pretend it's raining (even if it's not) and take the day off!! So you work Saturday big deal.

My first year in biz I worked the 4th...what a mistake...talk about being non-motivated. The upside was I picked up 3 6-packs from sympathetic customers :laugh: Stopped at noon...

Cool season grasses are barely growing now anyway...

yeah but in florida who says here it wont rain mon tues or thurs fri or saturday-its pouring as i speak-florida rain season here now and if i miss a day of mowing thats 22 yards and alot of cash

Leisure Time Lawn Care
07-01-2007, 03:52 PM
I will be out working on the 4th

HOOLIE
07-01-2007, 04:05 PM
yeah but in florida who says here it wont rain mon tues or thurs fri or saturday-its pouring as i speak-florida rain season here now and if i miss a day of mowing thats 22 yards and alot of cash

True...well we haven't seen much rain here really at all since mowing started in April....

It don't matter to me, and really most people tend to hit the pool or be out somewhere during the day on the 4th, I don't think anybody really cares if you mow unless you show up at 7am...

Ducke
07-01-2007, 05:18 PM
Ya I'll be working actually I'll be writing my pesticide test that day.
Got to be able to nuke those nasty old weeds.

Happy Four of July to all my American Friends. :usflag:
From up in the great white north Canada :canadaflag:

metro36
07-01-2007, 09:13 PM
2 lawns in the morning. One of the two really wanted me to mow because he is getting married and having a party at his house on Friday. He said he wanted to give the grass time to grow before the party.:dizzy: The other lawn is right next to this one so I will mow it to avoid two trips the to same spot.

Happy 4th to all :usflag: :usflag: :drinkup:

Dave_005
07-01-2007, 09:54 PM
Not me. moved wed yards to another day

bluflame1914
07-01-2007, 10:05 PM
damn. wife said I had to be at the family cookout. lol