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Old 07-16-2013, 11:27 AM
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friends as customers

Why is it so difficult to have this happen? Try and go out of your way to take care of a friend (everything outside of a timely manner....I mean come on, I'm doing it for practically nothing) and they turn on you towards the end? I ended up walking away. I've read it a couple times on lawnsite, how it's ruined either friendships or families.

Totally blows my mind.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:27 PM
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idk i have some friends who's lawns i do and they understand, i charge them what i charge anyone else. i would like to give them a nice break but i can't not yet. maybe when i'm much bigger.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:42 PM
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Maybe they'd rather pay full price and get prompt service?
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:41 PM
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I do either free or full price. Can't complain if its free and if its full price then they get the same quality as any other customer
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:47 AM
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I wasn't even doing much landscaping. I did a lot of land clearing then installed a chain link fence. Got all the posts installed after taking care of all the prep work, that's when we had problems. I knew from the start it would end up this way, hoping it wouldn't.

Lesson learned, and any more jobs for friends is going to be handled like anyone else. Or referred somewhere else.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:08 PM
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I don't work for friends family or neighbors
I do it for free or I won't do it at all
It will never end good
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:13 PM
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Everyone who gets charged, gets charged full price... A favor is free and is completely different than if someone wants a professional job done. Full price gets prompt service and a quality job done with no hard feelings on either side.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:21 AM
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Everyone who gets charged, gets charged full price... A favor is free and is completely different than if someone wants a professional job done. Full price gets prompt service and a quality job done with no hard feelings on either side.
totally agree. i don't work for friends or family. favors yes...but unfortunately some people try to take advantage of that.
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