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Old 03-25-2003, 07:35 PM
AL Inc AL Inc is offline
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I also don't work for relatives or my neighbors. Got into an awkward situation about 5 years ago and learned my lesson. I have a feeling you may get the work back when the new "pro" realizes he is losing money on the job.

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Old 03-25-2003, 11:38 PM
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I mowed my brother's lawn a few times and aerated it for free. That ended when the little weasel refused to watch my elderly dog for a week while I went on vacation. The kicker was HIS dog and I took care of him because he was buying a new home and didn't have a fence. The dog never left, which was fine with me. But my folks bought him a fence as a gift (he has kids) and my brother said the dog would mess his lawn up.

Never again.
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Old 03-26-2003, 03:39 PM
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Years ago, a sweet old lady said to me-' thank God for your friends... and the Devil for your kin!!!'
Makes a lot of sense sometimes!
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Old 03-26-2003, 07:59 PM
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I mow sister,aunts,uncle, cousins, brothers,friends,etc., etc.(of course, Im exaggerating) LOL, for full price! Only parents lawn is maintained for free,they helped me get started in this biz. Business is business! I would waste a whole day mowing them for free.
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Old 04-02-2003, 12:33 PM
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No Family, Or Fiends Etc.
I'm with most of you all. Also, Gives a chance to see what the competition is charging.
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Old 04-02-2003, 06:32 PM
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That's nothing. My older sister sued me once about 10 years ago. Sheriff showed up, whole 9 yards. No, I won't get into the details...LOL
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