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Old 08-17-2007, 11:15 AM
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I'd still like a good answer to "We'll hire you if you can do it cheaper than (insert name of well-known BIG national corporation here)."
Other than "gee thanks but no thanks" that is.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:33 PM
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That doesn't make sense. What you have described to us would be considered extreme low-balling.

And by the way, your name (doitforjohnny)...isn't that a quote from "The Outsiders?" Besides the fact that Johnny is your name.
Yeah it's a quote from the "Outsiders". I used to be a greaser too! My friends would always say "do it for Johnny". I don't know why I used it for my user name here.

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Old 08-17-2007, 12:34 PM
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Maybe you should quote the jobs and then sub it to them and keep the difference! Just kidding

Those rates are incredible, I can't imagine they'll be in business very long.
The guy said he has been in business for 14 years!

J
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:54 PM
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Yeah it's a quote from the "Outsiders". I used to be a greaser too! My friends would always say "do it for Johnny". I don't know why I used it for my user name here.

J
This is completely off topic, but that is probably the best quote of the movie. The acting is superb.
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:30 PM
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a lot of co's do this,

they will fill up your lawn with 4 to 5 guys and be outta there in 10 minutes.

the only problem is that when ya do that, your guys will knock out 25-30 a day,

they come in and there dead dog tired, so they look for other jobs.
Ok they may be out of there in 10 minutes, but they spent 40-50 minutes total working there as well as probably 5 (* 4 or 5 people) just getting there. So if they charged $10 per cut for that job, they probably paid out $50. Something is wrong there either they are bankrupt already or they will be or someone made a mistake.
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:15 PM
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...they will fill up your lawn with 4 to 5 guys and be outta there in 10 minutes.

the only problem is that when ya do that, your guys will knock out 25-30 a day...
So for 30 lawns the guy would be charging $300 for the day. To pay a crew of 3 for an 8 hour day would be at least $240. He has to be losing money.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:46 PM
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This is so like the Florida market I have over 80 accounts in one subdivision small lawns $40.00 - $60.00 per month I can do over 20 in one day by myself. Friday I did 24 moved my truck & trailer twice no more than 2 blocks so you make money on volume. My friend has 278 accounts in this same subdivision he has 4 guys including himself does over 50 per day, Plus these accounts pay the same all year long.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:37 PM
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Those guys have you pegged, and are feeding you a line.

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Old 08-19-2007, 12:30 AM
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Man, and I felt bad for myself! I thought that 25 a cut was bad! Suddenly that sounds real real good!
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:02 AM
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shoot, it takes about $7.50 in gas just to get to the clients house...
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