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snomaha
11-14-2008, 04:28 PM
1. You need a bigger dumpster at the shop.

Doug1966
11-14-2008, 04:31 PM
2. You spend more time dealing with staff than customers.

CALandscapes
11-14-2008, 04:58 PM
3. You wear a tucked-in polo shirt to work everyday. And it never gets dirty.

TXNSLighting
11-14-2008, 10:08 PM
4. You cant count employees on one hand anymore.

prizeprop
11-15-2008, 09:23 AM
When hair starts turning grey or falling out.

snomaha
11-15-2008, 10:38 AM
6.You know the phone numbers of your attorney, banker and CPA by heart.

little green guy
11-15-2008, 07:29 PM
Your arm cramps up from signing payroll checks.

Josh.S
11-16-2008, 03:59 AM
7. When it takes too long to enter your checks in the computer and you would rather go to bed.

DLAWNS
11-16-2008, 09:30 AM
8. When you dread billing each month because it takes forever when you used to enjoy it because that meant you would get payed soon.

1wezil
11-16-2008, 09:48 AM
Those are all great and so true .........

1wezil
11-16-2008, 10:16 AM
Those are all great and so true .........

grassman177
11-18-2008, 11:03 PM
yeah, number 8 rings heavy with tmy dad these days i know, but man, we have grown the last 4 years. even big since last year.

Kennedy Landscaping
11-19-2008, 12:42 PM
9. When you outgrow a trailer in a year.....

carterslandscaping08
11-27-2008, 10:06 PM
-When you start interviewing for a mechanic to work on all your equipment.
-When you spend 5-6 hours a day answering the phone and e-mails.
-When your office isnt big enough to have a safety meeting with all your personel anymore.

TPendagast
11-28-2008, 01:17 AM
when you show upon OSHA's Radar

when former competitors ask for an application for employment

when your mom wont do your taxes anymore

elite lawns
11-28-2008, 01:54 AM
number is so true

elite lawns
11-28-2008, 01:55 AM
Sorry number 8 is so true

allinearth
11-28-2008, 08:35 AM
How bout when you don't personally know all your customers anymore.

Right Touch
11-28-2008, 10:02 AM
When you go out with the lawn crew one day to help them make up for lost time, and realize you are mowing 30 lawns a day without looking back, when before you used to mow 8 lawns a day, take an hour on each one, then look back at it when you were done with a sense of pride like you just created something beautiful

Az Gardener
11-28-2008, 11:27 AM
When you don't know how much equipment you have anymore, you just try and keep track of the trucks and trailers.

snomaha
11-30-2008, 09:40 PM
You need the skills to manage an office rather then employees in the field.

bdm408
12-02-2008, 03:27 PM
when you need to take college classes to manage your company.

juspayme
12-03-2008, 05:49 AM
when people start calling you mister instead of the lawn guy!

Az Gardener
12-03-2008, 09:05 AM
When you know you should be doing something other than browsing lawnsite

Josh.S
12-03-2008, 10:00 AM
When you know you should be doing something other than browsing lawnsite

+1 :laugh:

Mr. Vern
12-22-2008, 12:09 AM
When you see a truck with your logo on it and you don't recognize it!

TXNSLighting
12-22-2008, 01:07 AM
When you see a truck with your logo on it and you don't recognize it!

:laugh::laugh:

DLAWNS
12-22-2008, 01:40 AM
When you see a truck with your logo on it and you don't recognize it!

That is when you know you're company is serious. lol:laugh:

Mr. Vern
12-22-2008, 02:50 AM
That is when you know you're company is serious. lol:laugh:

Sounds funny, but it happened to me! The truth is it had nothing to do with the size of our company. I had been out of the country for a couple of weeks and my partner bought another 100 yard chip van and a tractor to pull it with. I was heading into the office after returning and I saw it heading down the road. We had agreed to get one if we could find a good deal and so he acted appropriately, but you can imagine my surprise.

I see you're a Giants fan. How about that game tonight. I TIVO'd it and came home to watch it and it had stopped recording a couple of plays before the end of the game:dizzy: Had to go the web to get the results.

DLAWNS
12-22-2008, 03:25 AM
Sounds funny, but it happened to me! The truth is it had nothing to do with the size of our company. I had been out of the country for a couple of weeks and my partner bought another 100 yard chip van and a tractor to pull it with. I was heading into the office after returning and I saw it heading down the road. We had agreed to get one if we could find a good deal and so he acted appropriately, but you can imagine my surprise.

I see you're a Giants fan. How about that game tonight. I TIVO'd it and came home to watch it and it had stopped recording a couple of plays before the end of the game:dizzy: Had to go the web to get the results.

That was an awesome game. I was freaking out the whole time. I'm guessing that you're a Giants fan also?

By the way...that's a funny story about your truck.