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Old 05-02-2006, 11:17 PM
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Did you even read his post or just felt like making a crazy statement????


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Nope! Enough of you folks already read the poor guys sob story. I was just offerring some sound generic advice. Big day of mowing today, sorry!
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:26 PM
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There are times in life when you should take the high road, this is one of them. Anything you do in this situation will make you look petty. How do think a TV station is going to spin this? Hardworking, business minded 10 year old versus a LCO. I really doubt that OSHA has any jurisdiction over elementary school kids making a few bucks in their spare time with dad's lawn mower. I would not be too concerned about a homeowner that chose a kid over a good LCO. Those are PITAS that your better off without. Put it behind you, we all run into these situations. Handle it like an adult and the when Skippy doesn't want to work in mid summer, or gets bored with mowing, you'll be able to step in, and do a pro job. Any other response makes you look like the bad guy in the public's eye.

I was looking at it more as a risk issue here. I'm sorry but I could not watch some kid risk his life or someones else with a piece of equipment. Would you want this kid flying around your neighborhood around your kids??? I do not.

I wouldn't want to be the one after the fact saying should of, could of....didn't!


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Old 05-03-2006, 01:11 AM
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First, no one is going to say anything about a 10 year old on dad's riding mower. Second, the flyer thing COULD backfire on you if Opey's dad or uncle answers the call. Third, are there any other neighborhoods to work?
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:26 AM
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I just cant believe you didnt undercut his price!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:17 AM
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My main point is, another reason I got rid of all residential work.

Other than that, where were you putting your flyers so that he could mulch them up??

Were they in between the screen door and front door?? Were they just sitting on the grass?? Did the kid just go grab them all, and then take them to an empty lot and drive over the whole stack??

There's some things to this post that don't quite add up for me.
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:51 AM
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I was looking at it more as a risk issue here. I'm sorry but I could not watch some kid risk his life or someones else with a piece of equipment. Would you want this kid flying around your neighborhood around your kids??? I do not.

I wouldn't want to be the one after the fact saying should of, could of....didn't!


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Its not something I personally like to see, but on the other hand, the ultimate responsibility falls on his parents. If the parents let him run around like that, I doubt you change the situation by stepping in. The end result could really backfire on you due to the perception that you are looking out for your best interest and not the kids. I grew up working on a farm. At 10 I was handling bigger equipment than a ZTR, albeit under close supervision.
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:10 AM
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well, hold on. we will probably hear from him soon on lawnsite.com, he will be like the rest of the 10-14 year olds, listing all the equipment and trucks that his parents have, as his, when in reality he paid for nothing.
I believe THIS happens alot on this websight. You can usually tell immaturity from professional.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:22 PM
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I just cant believe you didnt undercut his price!!!!!!!!!!!
one bottle of my beer at the bar costs me more then his price to mow
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:27 PM
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well today i see him again, and now he has a tow behind cart for all his equipment. im also thinking of applying my Chicago friend's negotiation skills he taught me to make the kid see my point of view
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:31 PM
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well today i see him again, and now he has a tow behind cart for all his equipment. im also thinking of applying my Chicago friend's negotiation skills he taught me to make the kid see my point of view

You know you could always just hire him for 5 bucks a pop. Thats some cheap labor!!
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