maybe you guys are misunderstanding me or maybe I'm not correctly wording my point. they don't really push me around as you say.
I won't come in and take complete control though. my goal is to make them happy since they hired me. so yes I may want to come in and cut the grass at 3.5" weekly for a nice manicured look. but they may want it cut at 2.5" bi weekly to safe money. am I gonna turn down that job because they won't do it my way? not a chance.
as I said most hire me and just let me do my thing. but I'm not about to turn away work because they won't let me have my run of things as some of you have suggested you would do.
as for respect. I honestly could care less if any of them respect me. I'm not in this business for respect. I wanna get on and off my properties as quickly as possible providing a quality job and get paid at the end of the month. that's it. nothing more, nothing less. not looking to make friends with clients or there respect. as long as they use my services year after year and pay there invoices on time I'm content.