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bohiaa
06-11-2009, 10:26 PM
Hay All:

Pick up a Burger King about a year ago, ever month there was a NEW manager, kind of Gung -HO, they want this they want that.....
I would simply tell them get approval, then we will give a bid....
finley one manager stayed, " down here it's all Mexicians"
so whe wants this then she wants that, again GET APPROVAL.


she was simply a Bi$%^, pushing for this pushing for that.
finley we agreed I would have her sgin off proving that we have been there
today I drive by notice my guys have done a GREAT job, I go in and then she wants to walk around and look. " NOT in the contract" But Ok.

she points out a weed. I tell her GET APROVEL, we will control the weeds.
the head man doesn't want to spend a nickle on the place.
she says you have to have an approval before you can pull 1 WEED ?

of corse me, I tell her I cant work for free. and noone I know can, and I bet you " meaning her" dont....

so far I have been as RUDE to her as I can possably Be.
well come to find out, NO one in town will take this Burger King.....

I hate to take advantage of the situwation, But simply because of her..
I think I'm going to raise the price up 100.00

as of a month ago. one of my guys said she charged him for lunch.
it's in our contract. WE eat for FREE when where there working...

not much to the stroy, not really a Point. Just kind of wanted to share.

thanks everyone

topsites
06-11-2009, 10:33 PM
I know this feeling, my personal favorite is neighbors coming over to start in on me about some BS that is not to their liking.

That one tests me probably the most, few things piss me off worse than that, especially when greeting someone with a smile
because I think they want something other than to waste my time with their negative input over work they do not pay for on a
property they have no business dealing with.

Yes, that's my vent :p

4 seasons lawn&land
06-11-2009, 10:34 PM
It's really your mistake if you ask me. No offence but you shouldn't be talking to her. She's nobody. When she ask's or tells you anything just act like she doesn't exist. Your not doing business with the manager, your doing business with the owner.

4.3mudder
06-11-2009, 10:37 PM
It's really your mistake if you ask me. No offence but you shouldn't be talking to her. She's nobody. When she ask's or tells you anything just act like she doesn't exist. Your not doing business with the manager, your doing business with the owner.

Bingo, she's not paying so she should stay out. I would walk around with those big earmuffs so you cant hear a dam word she says. If all else fails, raise the price so that putting up will be worth the money.

topsites
06-11-2009, 11:02 PM
I do agree first that I would skip the free food, I would have pulled the stupid weed,
and then I would have told the manager to have a nice day, over and done.
However, situations like these are rarely as simple as meets the eye,
hence it wasn't my situation and that's probably not all there was to it.

In cases like the one I'm talking about, it really would appear their ultimate goal is to get under my collar,
hence pulling the weed would've just started up the next barrage of BS

It's really your mistake if you ask me. No offence but you shouldn't be talking to her. She's nobody. When she ask's or tells you anything just act like she doesn't exist. Your not doing business with the manager, your doing business with the owner.

Yeah but at least the first time around folks like these don't usually come up to
guys like me with any kind of upfront warning of what is about to come...
Some do, but most don't.
The better half of them come up just like any other potential customer might, I don't want to treat these folks rude
off the bat when there's no telling them apart, but right past the friendly greeting is when they start up with it.

That's the part that gets me, to me it feels a lot like I've been baited and I fell for it Hook, line, and sinker.
I could swear some of them set out JUST to ruin someone else's day, the higher the rank of the other person,
the better they can feel about their own miserable selves afterwards.

However, I do agree in that I don't give them that final bit of satisfaction.

Bingo, she's not paying so she should stay out. I would walk around with those big earmuffs so you cant hear a dam word she says. If all else fails, raise the price so that putting up will be worth the money.

Yes, now that you know.
But they get me at least once, and in some cases that was all they wanted,
paying real close attention some of these walk away with the biggest look of "ahhhh" on their face,
like I done told that guy how it is.

Makes me want to grab them by the throat, which is how that got started years ago :laugh:

Glenn Lawn Care
06-11-2009, 11:09 PM
you spelt situwation wrong

mississippiturf
06-11-2009, 11:17 PM
I trimmed a customer's hedges a couple of weeks ago. (Just as she instructed) Neighbor lady tells me the next day that I did not trim them short enough.

Now I'm a pretty easy going guy, but I had trouble holding back and quickly reminded her that she was not the customer and I was not doing the job to please any neighbors.

davidl79
06-12-2009, 12:30 AM
I though we were the only people dealing with crazy neighbors.:laugh: I have been cussed out a few times this year for our customers wanting mowed every two weeks. I had on neighbor call while we were at lunch and say we did a horrable job. We went back to see what he was talking about. There were clumps of wet grass on the sideway. The yard was wet and atleast 8 inches tall. The neighbor came out of the house and was pointing at it. I tryed to be nice then I finally asked if it was his property and he said no. So I asked why he called. He started screaming and said he was calling the city. Why I don't know. So I told him ok and if he wanted the number I have it on my phone. I think that pissed him off a little.:mad:

I came home and found an email from a website on contractors. He wrote that if you want your yard to look like **** to call us. Then he gave us 5 stars.lol I emailed the website and explained what happened and the deleted the coment and banned him. We called the customer and cancelled service. I told them I wasn't going to deal with him every two weeks. I might do something bad :nono:

Runner
06-12-2009, 01:26 AM
cancel post.........................

Runner
06-12-2009, 01:30 AM
you spelt situwation wrong

Spelt??????????;):rolleyes::)

birdman0494
06-12-2009, 01:32 AM
Now im just wondering how much can you charge per cut for a burger king or monthly?

Sammy
06-12-2009, 02:12 AM
But simply because of her..
I think I'm going to raise the price up 100.00

Won't you need to get approval for that ? :laugh:

JFF
06-12-2009, 06:55 AM
Some people view every day as an opportunity for revenge on the world. Sounds like Burger King managers can be safely added to the list.

Wizz
06-12-2009, 10:49 AM
Wow...it's amazing how nosey some of these 'neighbors' get, don't they have something better to do than waste time on other people's properties that are being maintained

Whitey4
06-12-2009, 10:57 AM
Reading this thread is embarrassing. Guys... there is a spell check feature here. We look like illiterate nincompoops in this thread. Sorry for the vent, but it's the truth.

4 seasons lawn&land
06-13-2009, 01:41 PM
I though we were the only people dealing with crazy neighbors.:laugh: I have been cussed out a few times this year for our customers wanting mowed every two weeks. I had on neighbor call while we were at lunch and say we did a horrable job. We went back to see what he was talking about. There were clumps of wet grass on the sideway. The yard was wet and atleast 8 inches tall. The neighbor came out of the house and was pointing at it. I tryed to be nice then I finally asked if it was his property and he said no. So I asked why he called. He started screaming and said he was calling the city. Why I don't know. So I told him ok and if he wanted the number I have it on my phone. I think that pissed him off a little.:mad:

I came home and found an email from a website on contractors. He wrote that if you want your yard to look like **** to call us. Then he gave us 5 stars.lol I emailed the website and explained what happened and the deleted the coment and banned him. We called the customer and cancelled service. I told them I wasn't going to deal with him every two weeks. I might do something bad :nono:



You were doing well up until that last part...

davidl79
06-13-2009, 09:17 PM
We just decided since the customers them selves were a pain to get payment it wasn't worth it. We had to track them down and it was just a pain. We have enough customers so we can weed out the PITA ones.

topsites
06-13-2009, 09:44 PM
Makes me wonder thou...

Just from reading this thread, it would appear most Lco's are wired to respond to these things about the same way,
which I'm not saying I'm like everyone else here, I'm just saying it looks like Lco's are overall pretty nice guys but don't
come around acting like a ass because most don't respond real good to that.
Not saying that makes it right, to do what is sure to come to some of these folks one day.

But it's also not like come jump up on my shoulder and "HEEE-A mule" start riding my ass
while digging the spurs in my sides hard and repeatedly, because that ain't gonna work.
More like a horse with a mean kick, nice and peaceful as can be so long you ride me right
but you come around acting stupid and I'm saying, fair warning you better watch that ass...

So it gets to the point, sooner or later one of these jerks IS going to find themselves flat on their butt
with their face STINGING from a fast and mean old slap, one way or the other, I don't condone that and
I don't support it, nor do I recommend anyone doing that, but isn't it about a foregone conclusion?

The question here is, are folks that uneducated or ignorant about this?
Because we ain't the only kind of folks out there who will smack you silly over some kind of BS like this either.
You'd think, especially older folk, would know better.