Originally Posted by bdconsoli
Do you guys ever have a customer try to dictate when you mow? I understand it's their yard and I dont mean I should be able to show up when I want to and cut as much as I want to. I cut for a guy who told me in April that he wanted his yard cut every 10 days. Now all of a sudden it's hot out and now he wants it cut every 2 weeks. Now, I do not care a bit how often he wants his grass cut, that's up to him. But PLEASE. Pick one and stick with it!! Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do about it?
One more thing - what do you guys do about customers that don't pay? I don't use contracts so I cant go through court and the lady will not talk to me at all. I am out a total of about $325. Is there anything I can do about it?
Sounds horrible man. Two things come to mind for your situation. 1. Have a contract. 2. Drop the lady because you are spinning your wheels maintaining her property without her paying you. Move on to the many other people who will pay you. About the part where the client tries the ol' switcharoo on ya and messes up your schedule. It happens all the time lol. Yet another reason for a contract. If I wasn't using a contract, I would make it painfully clear with the client beforehand what is expected of them and what they are expecting of you. Make it painfully clear that you aren't going to switch your schedule constantly. It benefits you and them too! Have them give you a specific date vise versa and stick to that.