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Old 07-16-2014, 06:19 PM
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I sure as heck don't schedule it, but I find myself working at least part of the day on Sundays more than I'd like to.
Seems to happen to us to a couple times a month during season!! Loosing half day here half day there adds up throughout the week.

I definitely don't schedule it. Try and keep enough clients to stay busy for the whole week, if I tried and schedule Saturday and Sunday when would we catch up the rain outs?

Sundays has become a maintenance day for tucks and equipment, as much as I try and keep up on it throughout the week something always needs done on Sunday!
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:20 PM
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A lot of my guys that worked for big companies did Monday-Thursday 40hrs a week Fridays are for catching up.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:02 PM
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A lot of my guys that worked for big companies did Monday-Thursday 40hrs a week Fridays are for catching up.
Smart way to operate as you get bigger, more efficient and it forces you to control your OT.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:50 AM
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I sure as heck don't schedule it, but I find myself working at least part of the day on Sundays more than I'd like to.
In 25yrs. never ran my crews on sunday...not ever.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:26 PM
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I sure as heck don't schedule it, but I find myself working at least part of the day on Sundays more than I'd like to.
For Years I worked 7 days a week and it didn't get me any thing extra except head aches. Now I only work part time but I do several Commercial accounts on Sunday when no one is around. Yes on my days off I get occasional calls and do the work that day.


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A lot of my guys that worked for big companies did Monday-Thursday 40hrs a week Fridays are for catching up.
I have my guys working 10 hours plus......this year we have been working 4 12 or 13 hour days because we are to another expansion point. Trying to make the next 10 or 12 weeks without hiring another person if I can and then hire the next guy in early spring.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:21 PM
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I have my guys working 10 hours plus......this year we have been working 4 12 or 13 hour days because we are to another expansion point. Trying to make the next 10 or 12 weeks without hiring another person if I can and then hire the next guy in early spring.
That's great to hear Mike!! How many guys you got now? You running 2 crews?
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Poet how are you getting your guys to do quality work day in and day out? I see a lot of these crews when the owner is not out in the field lose alot of work. Yes they lose alot and gain work. It's a continuous cycle. My busines has a very high retention rate due to our high quality. But I oversee every yard. We only lose work when a house sells ect.
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