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Old 06-23-2013, 10:21 AM
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I just love being in business. I love waiting on money, dealing with the public, not meeting deadlines, payroll, dealing with employees, firing employees, weather, breakdowns, insurance, weighmaster, competition, did I say firing fighting employees, cut throat contractors, RUST, non-payment, collection services, small claims, NEVER BEING HOME, large payroll , making sure there's enough money on the bank, gas prices, expensive parts, tickets, firing employees, hiring employees, mulch bills, $120 belts for mower, ex employees sololicting customers, credit cards, managers pissing of employees, slip and falls, no sleep, bidding, designing landscape jobs, trying to see my kids before bed time.

This is a normal day for me.


Oh wait. My guys hit a sprinkler head with a mower and the customer wants it fixed at 9 pm at night because the world is ending.
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Hopefully you didn't go fix his sprinkler !
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:52 AM
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No. He got pissy and I told him that in his contract sprinkler heads are his responsibility so he ended up paying us
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:14 PM
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Starting to get tired of the nitpickers wasting my time.....
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:21 PM
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One lawn I do the first time I was there the wife watched my every move from the window and paced the lawn as I weed whacked. She has a case of OCD to the extreme and I passed. I try to not be there when they are for the ones who want extra.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:01 PM
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Yep.....turning my calendar into a to-do list and rescheduling everything in order of importance.
I'm tired off feeling like I'm running behind constantly, shuffling jobs mid day to keep someone happy. Sorry....end of rant.

Is everyone else still slammed stupid busy?
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:03 PM
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More rain.....seriously this is not good.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:36 PM
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Ok, enough already! This rain needs to stop.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:38 PM
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Ok, enough already! This rain needs to stop.
Wi had close 10-15 inches of rain last week.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:34 PM
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I give up. Nothing like watching hydroseed and topsoil run down the drain. Sod floating away, mulch washed out, let alone behind on cutting.

I was 7 weeks out on landscape jobs now I'm 9 weeks out
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:45 PM
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I give up. Nothing like watching hydroseed and topsoil run down the drain. Sod floating away, mulch washed out, let alone behind on cutting.

I was 7 weeks out on landscape jobs now I'm 9 weeks out
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Speaking of sod floating I did a lawn today where one section was so water logged the root zone was lifted from the soil. When you walked on it, it was like a water bed. It was freaky.
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