Wow! I just read what I have went through. I made the decision to downsize and go for the more profitable landscape, fert. and irrigation projects. Running 2 mowing crews 6 days a week was costing me money. At my peak I we cutting 143 accounts. Now I'm down to 49, enough for 2 guys to complete in 4 days. And I focus on sales and installs. I got tired of taking a pay cut every year. Things are getting better now, but still have employee issues in the maintenance side.