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Old 07-02-2013, 08:18 PM
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4th July how many working on residential routes

Due to the rains we are running a day behind, and of course Thursday is 4 th July... How many of you are sending residential crews out to cut...
I will struggle to catch up loosing another day, but do customers get upset at being cut on 4th July.. We isn't go out last year, but we weren't behind either. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:20 PM
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With the rain from yesterday and today ill be out for the morning up until lunch or so
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:35 PM
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Early in the morning i wouldn't see the harm. After 1 or 2 pm is normally when all the party's start
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:46 PM
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I have 12 to do in the morning. Should be done by 1pm at the latest. Then hitting the lake.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:02 PM
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4th July how many working on residential routes

Out of respect for the customer having a day off and not disturbing them, there's no way.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:21 PM
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I'll be sending all of my crews out in full force.


Wait. I AM all my crews!
And yes, I'm mowing. (like I said in the other thread on the same topic )

I checked in and everyone either (a) won't be home, or (b) isn't doing anything that I would be interrupting.

The alternative is skipping a week, losing hundreds of dollars, and having a mess to cut the following week.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:34 PM
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80% rain on Wed 100% on Thur and 70% on Fri, I just want to get done by Saturday.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:51 PM
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I will be working. I do contact my customers to find out who's having a party and I mow them first
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:57 PM
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The ones I mow on Thursday will be ones that won't care. I only take care of a handful that would have something going on anyway.

If you are in this business, taking a day of in the middle of summer isn't always possible. Why throw off a schedule if you don't have to? Seven days of growth with all this rain is bad enough. The Thursday people might understand why it got done off schedule, but suppose you have a washout on Friday. You are trying to catch some of the Thursday lawns on Saturday, and some Friday lawns might not get cut until Monday. And so on.

I don't need a day off bad enough to worry about it. If you can get all your stuff done by to tomorrow and be ahead, go for it. But you are going to have some 8-day growth next week.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:43 PM
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We hit 10 today, the rain has been a real pain this week.
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