View Full Version : The sabbath?

AI Inc
04-22-2008, 08:40 PM
I have a Jewish customer who always likes to be service on Saturdays.
She always says " dont call before coming as I dont answer the phone on the Sabbath , but I will be here as I never drive on the sabbath"
Anyone else ever hear of or deal with this?

04-22-2008, 10:57 PM
Yep except I take care of them during the week, and occasionally see them walking down the road miles from home on Saturday.

04-22-2008, 11:03 PM
nope. but, I never work on Saturday. As Homer Simpson said, "I work not on thy Sabbath!"


04-22-2008, 11:55 PM
Lots of people don't work on the sabbath. In Israel, they have elevators that stop on every floor on Shabat, or the Sabbath, that way the riders need not push the button. We were in a Hotel in Jerusalem once, the water heater went out on Shabat, and they wouldn't re-lite it till after sundown.

04-28-2008, 04:39 PM
Your spirtually observent customer observes sabbath as a day for detachment from the physical world and it's distratctions and focuses on concentration, and contemplation of the holy spirit for the purpose of spirtual rejuvination and thanks for the new week.

executive property maintenance
04-28-2008, 05:36 PM
so she stays home wont drive or go out.but its ok for you to come to her house to work?:hammerhead:

04-28-2008, 05:59 PM
Really her request shouldn't affect you. I'm sure you don't call her every time before cutting the grass right? So you show up, cut her grass, leave, and bill her monthly. Nothing really to deal with, with that customer.
If that's her only request, you're lucky.
As for us, i really don't know if any of our customers are jewish or not. They've never mentioned anything.

04-28-2008, 07:13 PM
I know some of my clients are Jewish, but I've never had a request to work on Saturday.

ahh well, to each their own.

04-29-2008, 12:14 AM
i have 2 that are jewish and they both asked not to be serviced on saturday as it is a day of rest.

05-01-2008, 10:43 AM
I've met people who are not willing to hand over money on the Sabbath. Doesn't bother me as long as I get it in the long run!

05-01-2008, 09:10 PM
I too am a bit confused. This woman specifically requests that you mow her lawn on Saturday? I would seem to me that she would not want you their on Saturday the same as I would not want someone working at my house on Sunday.

05-01-2008, 09:28 PM
Very odd. Most flavors of observant, if not Orthodox Jews, would not employ a "Gentile" to perform such an unnecessary service on Shabbat, as it would be deemed a flagrant breach of the Shabbat.

I understand Judaism allows for a 'Shabbos Goy' to be employed to perform menial though necessary tasks (extinguishing candles), but mow the lawn?

05-03-2008, 07:24 AM
She sounds like a problem, get rid of her.

AI Inc
05-03-2008, 07:29 AM
Just to clear it up. Im an irrigation contractor and the work involved was to do the spring start up.

05-03-2008, 09:39 AM
Why didn't you post this in the irrigation forum?

05-03-2008, 01:16 PM
Shomer Shabbos.

05-03-2008, 07:15 PM
A few weeks ago I had a client request not to do any work at her place on Saturday because of the Sabbath. That was a first for me.