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Old 07-05-2013, 10:14 PM
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No I am not agitated to talk to potential customers and like to talk to people but its when they are just telling stories when I am trying to get some work done and keep they guys busy that gets a little tiring.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:06 PM
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Well they weren't watch all day today but a bunch of neighbors stopped by to see what was going on. There was about 9 of them at one point watch us dig for a hour or so. Felt like everything was moving in slow motion.

They don't get real close so its not a hazard. They like to talk though and when I work I don't like to talk and stay focused. This town has a population of about 2-400 people so this is big excitement.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:35 AM
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Meeting and talking to customers is one of my favorite parts of my job. In fact working for perfectionists is even better since I am the same way and we have the same mind waves.

I love to hear stories but just not when I am trying to run equipment, get some work done and am 3 month behind schedule.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:41 AM
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Tell them $10 extra an hour to watch and $20 to help....
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:36 AM
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Meeting and talking to customers is one of my favorite parts of my job. In fact working for perfectionists is even better since I am the same way and we have the same mind waves.

I love to hear stories but just not when I am trying to run equipment, get some work done and am 3 month behind schedule.
3 months! I though 2 weeks was bad
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:25 AM
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We have had so much rain this spring making it impossible to do much of anything until the last couple of weeks. Most people are understanding and realize the situation. A lot of farmers weren't even able to plant some of their fields this year. Food prices will be going up this year if the corn doesn't make it.

I have heard from people calling me that they have called every other landscaper in the area saying everyone is booked through this year from about a month ago. I am still working on getting to projects I booked last year.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:30 AM
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We have had so much rain this spring making it impossible to do much of anything until the last couple of weeks. Most people are understanding and realize the situation. A lot of farmers weren't even able to plant some of their fields this year. Food prices will be going up this year if the corn doesn't make it.

I have heard from people calling me that they have called every other landscaper in the area saying everyone is booked through this year from about a month ago. I am still working on getting to projects I booked last year.
Thats tough to swallow, especially when the weather gets in the way of progress. Its either too much rain or a drought.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:28 AM
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They paid the admission price to the show. Besides, our business is all about people and the new relationships we establish. If it's only about money, moving block or whatever your thing is, is going to get old quick. If they are only watching, then it's no big deal, they are just excited. If they start questioning everything you do, well, then that is a different story entirely.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:39 AM
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I had my house built 10 years ago. Nothing fancy by any means.

The night I got the official approval for the mortgage I was so excited I did not sleep.

The day we went to final settlement and I walked into the complete house I was so happy and proud and I said "now I know what it feels like for my customers when we do work for them".






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Old 07-06-2013, 10:41 AM
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Some people gotta have the lights off.

Me, I like the lights on.

Be proud and let em watch.

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