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Old 11-20-2012, 08:40 PM
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I missed that one, was it left by the watercooler?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:48 PM
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Yup, maybe it fell in?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:24 PM
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If I get a call for a clean up or other work and I go out and meet the client for the estimate, I end it, with that I need a $25.00 N/R deposit to schedule.

That way If someone else shows up, I know they are committed and serious. If they have someone else do the work after the deposit is given, then I just received an "Estimate Fee". Also,doing that tells me who the tire kickers are and/or lets me know there might be an objection that needs answering.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
Funny thing about this I had about dozen clean ups and gutter cleanings to do after thanksgiving. Then it got cold fast and now its I want it done before thanksgiving. I have friends and family coming over.... Well they werent coming in the first place? I hate how people want to wait till the last leaf falls but then something comes up and its a emergency.
My mom always tells me....a problem on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. its so true!
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:10 PM
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I used to have that saying up on my office wall, just a little different. A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

The job went pretty well. My son made $350 for a few hours of work, the lady said it looks fantastic and wants me back in the spring. I'm not sure I want the job, but it's an opportunity. It was a good reminder for me of what a pain in the a$$ doing a leaf cleanup on an overgrown lawn is too.

I did end up spending a little more time helping him than I planned, but it was nice to work with him again...we work well together. He worked with me for 4 summers but I worked with his younger brother instead this last summer.
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