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Old 05-15-2014, 10:35 AM
GreenCanvas GreenCanvas is offline
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I disagree. I'm not even a religious guy, either.

It's tacky and fairly disrespectful. It's supposed to be a day of rest....religious or not.
We try not to work on Sunday's, but when you lose 2 or more days to rain, those become your "resting" days, and Sunday just becomes another day. Especially in the Spring. I think it shows our clients how hard we are working to get to everything.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:49 AM
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I'm in ohio and it seems like there is no end in sight, and more in the forcast. Crazy.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:00 AM
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I'm in ohio and it seems like there is no end in sight, and more in the forcast. Crazy.
Do you have people complaining or calling you? What are you telling them?
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:08 AM
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Super grateful to have all the work! For sure! I guess I'm looking to see if other people are behind, too, and what they tell their clients. I can tell when I drive around what properties are professionally maintained, and Most of them seem to be just as behind as us.....
I also feel like i behind . that i actually did take a helper with me on one clean up But i felt it hurt me more then help me. Most of that day was teaching . that i felt it slowed me down . that i ended up working all day saturday solo to make up for lost money teaching . I try not to work at customers homes on weekends and holidays or befor 9am or after 6 pm .
I find it easy to bring up the weather conversation . everyone knows winter would not let go . now we getting all the early April showers .
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:15 AM
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I also feel like i behind . that i actually did take a helper with me on one clean up But i felt it hurt me more then help me. Most of that day was teaching . that i felt it slowed me down . that i ended up working all day saturday solo to make up for lost money teaching . I try not to work at customers homes on weekends and holidays or befor 9am or after 6 pm .
I find it easy to bring up the weather conversation . everyone knows winter would not let go . now we getting all the early April showers .
This is SO true. You need the help, but if it took FOREVER to find the help, you're behind. Then training them, you're behind. You're just trudging through till you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.... or through a rain cloud in this case, i suppose. I agree with those times on weekends, too.

I should also say, that I don't feel we're going to lose clients over all this, but I feel like broken record when I talk to them. I feel like if I tell them that other companies out there are also crushed by the rain, they will just chill out and stop calling when it's only been 5 DAYS and their grass looks insane again. It's SPRING and it's RAINING, people!!! We'll get there! I Promise!
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:23 AM
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I disagree. I'm not even a religious guy, either.

It's tacky and fairly disrespectful. It's supposed to be a day of rest....religious or not.
Exactly !!!
I for one do not like working weekends or holidays or before 9am or after 6 pm.
i will do a saturday now and then. depending on the customer . weekends and holidays are for family time and gatherings .
Nothing like edging outside the dining room window while the family having dinner at there table . Or cutting and trimming grass while there kids are out playen .
A good day to me is when i dont have to speak with anyone all day . and they show up about the time i finish . and pay me .
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:32 AM
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I'm in ohio and it seems like there is no end in sight, and more in the forcast. Crazy.
Well if it isn't the famous Colonel Forbin of the RCMB.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:46 PM
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Hell, I even worked Easter Sunday. Everybody was out walking and homeowners were mowing their yards, nobody cared.
Most homeowners mow on a Saturday or Sunday anyway so who cares?
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:56 PM
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Never worked a Sunday outside of winter yet. Never will.

Sunday is a day of rest, for me, my employees and my customers.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:17 PM
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Never worked a Sunday outside of winter yet. Never will.

Sunday is a day of rest, for me, my employees and my customers.
You don't feel like your missing out on money, if you lost multiple days to weather? Doesn't it put you that much further behind?
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