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Old 11-14-2010, 06:56 PM
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mdlwn1 -- If that were the case, I'd be living in a beach home in the Virgin Islands by now.
I figured i was missing something....
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:02 PM
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First off RC -- I did NOT suck at football in high school. I played offensive & defensive end, and my high school team played against my Agrium rep's team (he was quarterback). He's a great guy as you now know. It's also nice to get a competitive quote from those guys.

This year we started recording "start/finish times" on each property. I guess it's state law now. At month end, I went through the "actual times" our applicators were actually on properties during the month of October (and this included drive time in between stops). The numbers surprised me, and at the same time explained why the 3 ride-on guys usually returned before the "push-spreader/hand spray guys". When the weather permitted (and it was good in October for the most part), all guys were doing 20 - 25 lawns per day.

Figure $3.00 to $3.50 per K on larger lawns. Small lawns = much more $$ per K. $450 per hour = properties 15,000 - 248,000 square feet (last Saturday). (Could have run a Z on most of these areas)

Here's where I feel bad......we pay a 2% production commission. This is unfair for the guys who treat small properties. I'll try to make it up to them with their year-end bonuses, but next year I figure 2% for ride-on's and 4% for the guys who treat small lawns. Sound fair???

It's pretty easy to say that "machines" make the big money (and they do), but in the end -- it's the "individual" -- gotta treat 'em right. (just gave a $2000 loan to one of them today, and it was a sound investment)

I hate giving out info regarding prices, pay, incentitives, etc, but I figured folks might be interested on how we do things. God bless, americanlawn
what is an offensive end?
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:11 PM
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what is an offensive end?
tightend.........
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:29 PM
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tightend.........
......or a split end.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:30 PM
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:42 PM
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Here's where I feel bad......we pay a 2% production commission. This is unfair for the guys who treat small properties. I'll try to make it up to them with their year-end bonuses, but next year I figure 2% for ride-on's and 4% for the guys who treat small lawns. Sound fair???
This sounds like a very interesting way of doing things. I don't get it though. Is that 2% of what the application price is for each property they service... or do they have to be so fast to get it..... how do you work that?
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:30 PM
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tightend.........
is that what you guys call tight ends in florida?
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:17 AM
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This forum is starting to scare me...can you guys please stop talking about tight ends!



Sicko's!
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:59 AM
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This forum is starting to scare me...can you guys please stop talking about tight ends!



Sicko's!
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:09 PM
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is that what you guys call tight ends in florida?
old post I stumbled on. Not sure what you mean here. Are you nit picking because I didnt put a space between tight and end? You got tooo much time on your hands! Anyway....go pats....Im not from florida, I grew up and lived most of my life down Nantasket Beach on the south shore in MA. Ive been to many Pats games including both pats - miami games last year, in miami and foxboro.
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