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Old 08-27-2001, 02:54 PM
kutnkru kutnkru is offline
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I dont like to refer to it as "Sneaking It In There". That makes us sound unscrupulous.

I like to call it "Sound Business Practices". If we know that we need to get $600 for a Fall Clean-Up but they are well below the norm on say Spring Clean-Up, Shearing, etc. I like to add a portion of the FCU into those other areas that have a buffer.

This is easier on their wallet too by spreading it out over the length of the season. If you tally everything up and divide it over a 10 month season, this may be an easier way for them to budget as well.

Best of Luck!
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Old 08-27-2001, 04:31 PM
awm awm is offline
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there is not much fall cleanup for my regulars. i mulch every wk and only chg more if it actuaaly takes longer. now callins
pay anywhere from 35 - 100 an hr depending on the job.
by the way they dont know their paying a hundred an hr.
the just know that a job they were dreading is done better than they could have done it.lot o people just dont want that
hot nasty hard wk. i dont either unless the pays right.
4-5 of them kinda hrs is a whole day for me.
aw marks
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Old 08-27-2001, 04:45 PM
wallzwallz wallzwallz is offline
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awm: I hear that on cleanups being hard on you. Lately when i bid new cleanups if i think it's close to 6 hrs or so, i bid for whole day because after 6 hrs too late to start another cleanup, i like to finish cleanup the day i start or the wind blows everything back where you did already, the crew is usually wiped
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Old 08-27-2001, 05:02 PM
racerdave racerdave is offline
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M.Wall good idea about the 6-8 schedule..

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