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Old 04-28-2011, 11:42 PM
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The hardest thing about this industry for me is...

Not finding the business, not doing the work, not talking to customers, not keeping an eye on the $$$$$$. Its the..............................

EMPLOYEES!

I got everything from stupid to lazy to just plain ignorant people.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:53 PM
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have you got a thief yet?
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:34 AM
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Yep, I feel your pain.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:46 AM
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left a guy on a jobsite last week so that I could go to a doctors appt. (yeah, I know so shut up in advance) Anyhow, I told him, while I'm gone I want you to pull everything green out of the bed. Plants, grass, weeds everything. My appt. ran longer than I expected and I was gone for about two hours. After my appt. I called him to let him know I was done and on my way back 10 minutes tops. I asked if he was standing around yet. "nope, all most done". I think, well this should have been done 45 minutes ago. I get back to the jobsite, an see that he is pulling every bit of grass etc.. out by hand. I actually just chuckled. I walked up and said, boy, I bet a hoe and a garden rake would make this a LOT easier. He goes "yeah it would" with one of those if I could only win the lottery kind of tones. I say, why dont you go over to the trailer and see if we have anything like that. About 30 seconds later I hear, "man Im a dumbazz". I said its alright bud, but if there is a job to do, I have a tool for it. All you gotta do is look. So he added about an hour and a half to a small job. Oh well. That why he doesnt drive the truck and pay the bills.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:17 AM
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left a guy on a jobsite last week so that I could go to a doctors appt. (yeah, I know so shut up in advance) Anyhow, I told him, while I'm gone I want you to pull everything green out of the bed. Plants, grass, weeds everything. My appt. ran longer than I expected and I was gone for about two hours. After my appt. I called him to let him know I was done and on my way back 10 minutes tops. I asked if he was standing around yet. "nope, all most done". I think, well this should have been done 45 minutes ago. I get back to the jobsite, an see that he is pulling every bit of grass etc.. out by hand. I actually just chuckled. I walked up and said, boy, I bet a hoe and a garden rake would make this a LOT easier. He goes "yeah it would" with one of those if I could only win the lottery kind of tones. I say, why dont you go over to the trailer and see if we have anything like that. About 30 seconds later I hear, "man Im a dumbazz". I said its alright bud, but if there is a job to do, I have a tool for it. All you gotta do is look. So he added about an hour and a half to a small job. Oh well. That why he doesnt drive the truck and pay the bills.
That's pretty funny.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:27 AM
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left a guy on a jobsite last week so that I could go to a doctors appt. (yeah, I know so shut up in advance) Anyhow, I told him, while I'm gone I want you to pull everything green out of the bed. Plants, grass, weeds everything. My appt. ran longer than I expected and I was gone for about two hours. After my appt. I called him to let him know I was done and on my way back 10 minutes tops. I asked if he was standing around yet. "nope, all most done". I think, well this should have been done 45 minutes ago. I get back to the jobsite, an see that he is pulling every bit of grass etc.. out by hand. I actually just chuckled. I walked up and said, boy, I bet a hoe and a garden rake would make this a LOT easier. He goes "yeah it would" with one of those if I could only win the lottery kind of tones. I say, why dont you go over to the trailer and see if we have anything like that. About 30 seconds later I hear, "man Im a dumbazz". I said its alright bud, but if there is a job to do, I have a tool for it. All you gotta do is look. So he added about an hour and a half to a small job. Oh well. That why he doesnt drive the truck and pay the bills.
That's funny, seems like a lot of younger folks are lacking in common sense now days.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:42 AM
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That's funny, seems like a lot of younger folks are lacking in common sense now days.
Unfortunately thats how it is. I find it appalling that kids my age don't/can't mow a lawn.

Your 16-17 and you have never used a mower? are you KIDDING ME!!!
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:33 PM
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Unfortunately thats how it is. I find it appalling that kids my age don't/can't mow a lawn.

Your 16-17 and you have never used a mower? are you KIDDING ME!!!
That's because there are plenty of guys like us who take care of the lawn so they do not have to and any other tasks that do not involve a phone or computer.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:01 AM
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Unfortunately thats how it is. I find it appalling that kids my age don't/can't mow a lawn.

Your 16-17 and you have never used a mower? are you KIDDING ME!!!
i got a couple kids that work there tails off but there dads are all in the trades so maybe that's why
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:11 AM
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I dont think not/cant mowing the yard is that appalling at all. Its not for everyone. Doesnt mean they are lazy or cant (sometimes it does), it just means they choose not to or dont have to. In this industry, the more people who dont mow yards, the better for me
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