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Old 06-13-2012, 06:13 AM
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"Our guy stopped showing up"

It's that time of year again! The time of the year when the noobs start dropping like flies (pansies). I've had 5 calls/emails this week....everyone of them stated that "our guy stopped showing up."

I only added one because I only wanna work 4 hours a day and I'm all filled up with work but still.....
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:25 AM
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But he only charged $15...
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:29 AM
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It does seem to start this time of year. I figure it is one of several reasons.

The homeowner mowed while it was cooler.
The kid's consumer broke and he can not afford a new one.
The homeowner did not pay
and the list can go one.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:56 AM
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It does seem to start this time of year. I figure it is one of several reasons.

The homeowner mowed while it was cooler.
The kid's consumer broke and he can not afford a new one.
The homeowner did not pay
and the list can go one.
I'll go with the homeowner did not pay for $600, Alex. It's almost ALWAYS that.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:02 AM
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What he said (what he didn't say)

Our guy stopped showing up (because there is dog crap everywhere)
Our guy stopped showing up (because I haven't paid the bill)
Our guy stopped showing up (because I ask for free work every week)
Our guy stopped showing up (because my son likes to mow from time to time)
Our guy stopped showing up (because I'm an a-hole)
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:04 AM
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To be fair I have also picked up some good clients in mid-season too. I am always cautious with them however.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:10 AM
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I picked up a good one...they barely speak any English. It's awesome.

I'd prefer all my customers to be deaf, mute, and blind. That's my Xanadu.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:11 AM
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But he only charged $15...
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exactly! 1.5 hours worth of work in 90 degree heat for $15.... or maybe the wally-world yardman gave out already.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:19 AM
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We had a somewhat similar situation with a "Partner" sub contracting a mowing job. He mowed this guys lawn 6 times...and the guy claimed he did not give the thumbs up for service....thus NO PAYMENT
I see this year(the past 3 weeks we have driven by the property)there are commercial mowing lines on the turf...Probably found a company 3 to 4 dollars a week cheaper.

I do not care how long you have had your customer, most time it will be about the bottom line.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:49 AM
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I'm one of those guys that stops showing up this time of year......when I haven't been paid for mowing at all. Just be careful, it's not always the contractor that's the problem.
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