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Old 05-11-2008, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by CLARK LAWN View Post
maybe they were Pi$$ed that they had to do YOUR job you are the professional contractor and you leave your mess at the curb. I worked for a trash company for 6 years and if we cought someone doing what yhou were doing we would leave the trash and the company would notify the homeowner that they were going to be charged extra for a commercial pick up. if you cant do the job properly (which includes disposal) the dont do it.
I will usually take leaves, but if the customer says its ok to leave them I will. I just dont get why the garbage will take leaves the homeowner raked, but if they paid someone to do the same thing they dont want to.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by KGR landscapeing View Post
I personaly think its a good thing your from canada because you wouldnt get along with people to well in this country. Now that i am done bashing you The city i live and work in dosent pick of leaves in the spring only in the fall. you leave it on curb its gonna be there till fall or it rots away. You charge them for haul away but maybe if you had half an ounce of people skills you could do that. A company is a reflection of how the owner handles them selfs. You sir dont come off in a professional manner.
Well if I had a very large trailer (I only have a 5x10 utility trailer) I would consider offering to take thatch to the dump at an extra cost I could market it up some how. But I'm not buying a large trailer for a 3 week power raking season especially in my city where it's extremely common for homeowners and co.s alike to put spring and fall clean up at the curb. If I was to do it now, with my current set up, I would have to go to the dump every few yards.

As it is, I have many loyal customers and I've only had one person in three seasons complain.

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Old 05-11-2008, 09:08 PM
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i guarentee it didnt bother the garbage men one bit
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:03 PM
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Noon hour last summer...4-way intersection w/3 lanes each. Very heavy traffic. Green arrow lit up, but the car in front didn't move. I was in the center lane next to a city truck that was in line to make that left turn (4 guys inside the truck, and they had their windows down). Well, the light turned red so nobody was able to turn. All of a sudden one of the city employees stuck his head out the window and yelled, "Hey you stupid F___!!!!" Lots of people heard that cuz it was a calm day, and many had their windows down too.

The driver blocking all the cars was a young woman talking on her cell phone. I'll never forget that one.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:36 PM
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I just noticed that you're in St. Johnsbury, I was just up there
for my kids LAX game against St. J Academy this past Saturday. Great guys you have there
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:24 PM
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just kick back and wait.there are enough other thing to annoy you in this business without getting pissed at the other people trying to do their job.
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:14 AM
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Waste management "a friend of ours"........if u know what i mean.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:41 PM
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some people are just jerks
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:27 PM
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Thats a shame
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:19 AM
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We never haul leaves away. The city provides curbside pick up during the fall season. Just get them out to the curb and the city does the rest.
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