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Old 03-30-2010, 09:57 PM
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customer request that his lawn be cut on Friday..and no mowing between 2-4 (kids nap during this time).
So you gotta schedule your route around his schedule? That's an extra few $$ added to the price for sure.

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Old 03-30-2010, 11:55 PM
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Your not an employee
True that!!
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:59 PM
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Yeah look, you can do better, this guy expects his cake fresh and moist and you better not skip the icing
because all of that goes on a silver platter which you've delivered and now he wants you to take the
first bite so he can be sure it's not poisoned?

And you're a good guy, gave him what he asked for and then he still wants to discuss payment options?

Whatever, gimme a break, 7 references is more than enough, if he can't live
with what those folks told him... I've never given more than 3.

You keep this guy and it won't ever end, my opinion.

Say "Thank you for the opportunity but I have decided this work is not for me"

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This client showed his colors for you and saved you from having to find out the hard way.
Yup, at least he gave advance warning, not all of them do.

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Old 03-31-2010, 12:06 AM
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I would laugh in his face and walk away or if was a $40 lawn I would add $200.00 to the price for putting up with his BS. This guy is a straight up PITA.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:11 AM
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We have one like this. He/She wanted us to cut the yard and if she liked how we did she would sign the contract. We told her that ''we couldn't do it'' that if she wanted to see our work she could drive a 1/4 mile down the road and look at 2 yards we do side by side. We should of just drove off then. He/she signed the contract and complains all the time keep in mind we have no complaints from any other clients. We didn't receive a check 1 month so we get in touch with he/she and he/she says ''I'm not paying because you didn't do much'' ''It's not in my budget this month'' I felt like running her over with the zero turn lol. Long story short just make it easy on your self and run.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:16 AM
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first of all id tell that dude to take a flying leap

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Your not an employee
yes and no... no youre not an employee of that one person but yes you do work for them
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:18 AM
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I would tell that guy to get bent!!!!
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:26 AM
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Ask him to take a drug test. LOL
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:27 AM
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Sounds to me as if he just wants you to whip his property into shape and then let you go when it's maintainable. Lose him. You don't need the headache.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:39 AM
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