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Old 07-08-2010, 11:40 PM
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The average bag of mulch 3 cu ft. That's 9 bags to the yard. 225 bags? 60 bags on a pallet generally, so he got 3.75 pallets of mulch? That sounds absurd to me, but hey, whatever trips your trigger.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:41 PM
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everyone disregard the bullshit that is coming out of my fingers right now. Yesterday I did 4 yards in 3 hours, the day before I did 15 yards all day.
Oh okay, I was still typing I guess. That's more reasonable.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:42 PM
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could you imagine showing up to a job and seeing 3.75 pallets of mulch in bags?! hahahahahahahahha
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:45 PM
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could you imagine showing up to a job and seeing 3.75 pallets of mulch in bags?! hahahahahahahahha
I'd be out of there right quick. I'd much rather wheelbarrow spread.
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that much mulch most definitely, I would love to have a mulch mule though.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:05 AM
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funk that, I only do family favors for IMMEDIATE FAMILY ie. My sister or my parents. in-laws don't count. Anyway I did about 25 yards for 200$ yesterday and it only took me 3 hours with a helper (who didn't get paid, my dad who helps occasional for the exercise), so 15$ an hour is a steal!

If I did favors for free for my entire family I would never get any of my contracts done.
I say bullshit. 25 yards in 3 hours = 1 yard every 7.5 minutes. Take into consideration loading the wheelbarrow and trucking it to each area, spreading and then back and load up another wheelbarrow, etc...

Can't be a quality job for the fact that you only charged $200 labor = $66/hour.

It still took you 6 man hours to do the job, that equals only $33 per man hour...way to low

I'd like to see pics of this job.
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I've been waiting around for three weeks to get a yard of river rock because she found a six dollar cheaper price. Instead of grabbing it on a saturday throwing it in half hour I'm waiting on a rain day during the week to go pick it up from the pit. Now my 3/4 ton isnt starting due to some dumb problem and she still wants its done. If I get it going tonight I might just bed her flower bed with blacktop reclaim.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:42 PM
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Keep reading my posts my friend, I didn't go 25 yards in 3 hours.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:44 PM
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I've been waiting around for three weeks to get a yard of river rock because she found a six dollar cheaper price. Instead of grabbing it on a saturday throwing it in half hour I'm waiting on a rain day during the week to go pick it up from the pit. Now my 3/4 ton isnt starting due to some dumb problem and she still wants its done. If I get it going tonight I might just bed her flower bed with blacktop reclaim.
Haha, isn't that the most annoying thing ever. I sware people are so cheap seriously it's 6 dollars OMG! Just like some old woman that wanted me to mow her lawn with my 21 in push Honda, I told her $30$ because of the extra time it would take because I have 6 other yards in that area. She said WHAT!? everyone else only pays 25$ I say okay that's fine $25 it is. What did I do? I used my Husq WB and got done in 10 mins. as opposed to 20.

To this day she only asked me why I used the "tractor" once and I explained to her and from then on she doesn't ask and I'm still working for her.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:10 PM
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everyone disregard the bullshit that is coming out of my fingers right now. Yesterday I did 4 yards in 3 hours, the day before I did 15 yards all day.
I knew this right away. Having just done 25 yard install.
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