View Full Version : What should I do ???

08-24-2004, 12:14 AM
Here is the sutuation. I have an account (my nextdoor neighbor)I just finished cutting the lawn when the lady comes out, pays me and then tells me that due to the fact her husband will be unemployed next year they will MAY be unable to have me cut their lawn next spring/summer due to financial hardship. She assured my that if they must have me not cut their lawn next year, she will hire me the year after that. Right now I charge her $25 to cut and trim and blow her 1 acre property. I would like to keep cutting her lawn because she is my nextdoor neighbor and it is a good account, but I don't want to rip myself off. Note, she mentioned that if possible she will have me cut their lawn next year.

tom sumter
08-24-2004, 12:17 AM
All you can do is remain on good terms and hope she signs you up again next year. I don't think there's much else you can do.

08-24-2004, 12:20 AM
They will just have to mow it themselves.Being unemployed,they should have plenty of time! $25 seems cheap anyway.It is not your fault they are having hard times.

08-24-2004, 12:29 AM
I forgot to mention, I will be cutting their lawn for the rest of this year/season.

08-24-2004, 12:47 AM
Did you say 1 acre?!?

Mikes Lawn Landscape
08-24-2004, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by mkwl
Right now I charge her $25 to cut and trim and blow her 1 acre property.


08-24-2004, 02:05 AM
Okay, so they can't afford you next year, where's the question????

And $25 per acre:rolleyes: No wonder legitimate guys have such a hard time getting what this work is worth!:mad:

08-24-2004, 02:09 AM
$25 dollars for an acre?!! Whatever...

08-24-2004, 02:14 AM
What should you do?...hmm, use the fall to find someone else to fill their spot next year. Oh yeah, BTW, charge the next client more than $ 25.00 per acre:eek:

08-24-2004, 03:50 AM
How is NOT doing a $25/acre "ripping yourself off" ? I think you'd be doing yourself a favor!!

08-24-2004, 11:04 AM
25 bucks,...it would cost them THAT to do it themSELVES. So, what is the "dilemna", here??? I wish MY worries were stuff like this!

08-24-2004, 08:54 PM
You never cease to amaze me. $25 per acre with the superior bobcat. You go man!!

08-24-2004, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by 65hoss
You never cease to amaze me. $25 per acre with the superior bobcat. You go man!!

:laugh: :waving:

Uh huh.

Turf Medic
08-24-2004, 09:12 PM
Since you are only getting $25 for the acre, shouldn't be a big deal to go down to $5 per mow, or maybe a lunch once a week, or better yet some coupons. Hell they can pick up pop cans and take care of the $5 per week :rolleyes:

08-24-2004, 09:49 PM
It's his next door neighbor, he doesn't even have to crank up his truck. Sometimes you do people favors, you know? I had/have one like that. I moved though and now it's a pain in the butt. They're selling their house and getting a condo and I picked up their daughters yard in the country club section so it balances out. As far as neighbors go, that is a topic for discussion. I would just keep doing it until they started doing it for themselves. Oh yeah, the Bob-Cat IS mighty!

The C Man
08-24-2004, 10:20 PM
I've been waiting for an opportunity like this....

If her husband loses his job tell her to trade him in for the far superior Bob-Cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

08-24-2004, 10:31 PM
When the husband is out of work, teach him how to use a trimmer and hire him as a worker and go out and get more yards, that way he is working and you can make more money with the extra jobs, but you'll have to charge more than $25

08-24-2004, 11:15 PM
$25 bucks an acre?? I say do yourself a favor (like everybody else has said) and stop cutting.

I guess the far superior bob-cat doesn't do a good job after all if you have to bid that cheap and people are still dropping you.