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Old 02-10-2011, 08:07 PM
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has anyone worked for trugreen?

Thinking about trying to work there. I mow part time right now but I think it would be a good learning experience and I would probably enjoy it a lot more than what I am doing now.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:01 PM
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Don't think you'll find many TG fans here.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:13 PM
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1977 to 1982. Expect to work hard and put up with some big corp bullstuff. You may have a quota of 1000 dollars per day in production. Sometimes the accounts are undermeasured by some salesman. Don't be surprized if you are doing a 12,000 sqft lawn and getting paid to cover 8,000. So maybe the real quota is $1200 per day. Plan to cover about 18 to 20 stops and about 160,000 sqft or more. We worked every Saturday, 7 to 5. We didn't get paid overtime. TruGreen "forgot" to pay my social security to the government in 1980 and 1981. Except for that its a fun time.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:20 PM
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What kind of money do they make a year? Do they pay health benefits and if so are the benefits any good. What does the employee pay for them?
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:02 AM
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What kind of money do they make a year? Do they pay health benefits and if so are the benefits any good. What does the employee pay for them?
Come on - nobody here ever worked for TG and knows what kind of money those guys are paid What kind of benefits they offer
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:37 PM
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Come on - nobody here ever worked for TG and knows what kind of money those guys are paid What kind of benefits they offer
I worked there for a few years, but it was a few years ago and the pay might have changed. They would pay 350 per week and then commission for doing over 4700 worth of work each week. No overtime pay so working saturdays while you were making extra commission, it wasn't nearly worth it. They had full benefits but pretty expensive insurance.
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i know this is an older thread, but it brings back memories.. i just recently heard they started paying there techs by the hour this year, which i found interesting. i worked for them in 2004, guess i worked for them for a total of 8 years, i ended up there through them buying out the smaller company i worked for in 1996. i made less in 04' then i did in 97. it was like you made less and less every year because the goals went up as the prices dropped. it was salary back then, i remember making 37k a year at the highest, and by the time i got out i was making 29k a year working harder than ever before. it was a base salary usually anywheres from 300 to 700 weekly depending on how long you were there and 10% over your goal at one point (so if your goal was 5000, and you did 6000, you got 100 bucks extra plus the chinese overtime was like 5 bucks an hour so if you worked 50 hours to hit that goal you got another 50. (damn the chinese!) then they changed it to a much lower percent like 5%, + cancellation bonus which made it hard to make money because to many customers cancelling due to bad sales, for example... i'd show up to a new start in the middle of the projects.. no grass in sight. 40 oz bottles littering the yard wondering if i was gonna get shot or stabbed if i knocked at the door.. lol. or, the sales guy would lead the customer into thinking the program would do something un-realistic (like keep bugs out of the house or something.. lol). they did what they had to do to get the sale because the sales guys were under high pressure, if they didn't sell a certain amt. per week they were let go no questions.. every yard seemed to be measured at 3,000 sq. ft. even if it was 9k to 13k square foot really. the magic number was 29.00 per app, but they started doing some 24.95 apps at one point, which was meant for smaller lawns, but the sales guys would lie on the forms again, to get the sale, and i would be treating 8k sq. ft. for 24.95.. so on avg. i had to spray 40 to 50 yards just to get my goal plus handle any service calls everyday. i'd avg taking home 400 per week, avg'd about 60 hrs a week because we had to work every saturday. goals where around 1000 per day, but they would make it a 6 day goal which means you had to do the extra 1000 whether you came in on saturday to do it, or did it monday thru friday you could get saturday off.

the good thing was they had a service clean your uniforms everday, the batch fill system was nice because you could fill quickly at the end of a day, they called your call aheads for you. i had blue cross blue shield health care, and it was a good plan... + dental.




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Old 02-10-2011, 09:20 PM
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Is the money pretty decent
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From what i have read on here you would get the experience part good or bad ?

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:13 PM
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