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Old 05-22-2012, 04:36 PM
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REALLY? Everyone is on a "fixed income." I make X and my wife makes X, together that is our income, and we live within that. We don't buy things we don't need or that we can't afford. If you are on a "fixed income" don't buy services you can't afford. I plow for some elderly people who are on SS. I charge them my minimum because they have worked all their life and don't have the means to take care of it themselves. That being said I run a business not a charity, if you can't afford me or my "crazy" trip charge pick up the phone and call the next guy, there are plenty of hacks willing to work for free but not this guy
sounds like charity to me.

everyone I work for pays full price. there is no discount for anything. doesn't matter if your 30 and fit or 90 with hip problems. if the job is $40 it's $40 for all.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:51 PM
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My elderly plowing customers pay my minimum too, but they are all in the same area and at the very end of my route, so their service isn't the best. Often they only get plowed once, whereas my other customers get plowed 2 or 3 times....it's a trade-off they're willing to make to save a few bucks and works out for both parties. I do have a soft spot for "little old ladies" and I'm not ashamed of that, lol.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:15 PM
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Check is in the mail.......
No dispute over the charges.

The 20's year old live at home unemployed son wants to earn the mowing $.
The csr.....40's year old single female doctor, is tired of paying his car payments/insurance/cell phone bill and giving him spending $.

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Old 05-22-2012, 06:31 PM
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My elderly plowing customers pay my minimum too, but they are all in the same area and at the very end of my route, so their service isn't the best. Often they only get plowed once, whereas my other customers get plowed 2 or 3 times....it's a trade-off they're willing to make to save a few bucks and works out for both parties. I do have a soft spot for "little old ladies" and I'm not ashamed of that, lol.
guess I don't have soft spots.

everyone pays the same amounts. young, old, able, disabled, fixed income, social security, disability, family, friend, etc.
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guess I don't have soft spots.

everyone pays the same amounts. young, old, able, disabled, fixed income, social security, disability, family, friend, etc.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:50 PM
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The homeowner is a 45 year old single female physician.........
The marrying type
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:53 PM
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Anyone who give me the sob story of they are on a fixed income get a rude look from me and a question from me, isn't most of the people you know? I mean my wife gets paid a "salary" so her income is fixed and you paying your monthly part of my income so my income is fixed.
People explaining that they are on "fixed" income make me go WTF, because most people are.....but let me just tell the power company when they come to shut my power off.....wait you can't cut my power because Mrs. Jones is on a fixed income. I buy services and goods based off my income I do not see why some people seem to fail to understand that is how life works.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:21 PM
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My elderly plowing customers pay my minimum too, but they are all in the same area and at the very end of my route, so their service isn't the best. Often they only get plowed once, whereas my other customers get plowed 2 or 3 times....it's a trade-off they're willing to make to save a few bucks and works out for both parties. I do have a soft spot for "little old ladies" and I'm not ashamed of that, lol.
Same thing, they have no where to go during the storm anyways. Anything over 6" I charge for two visits even if I only make one. Like I said, I still make money and they get a service they NEED not one because they are too lazy, but because they are physically unable to do it... a huge difference IMO.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:30 PM
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Respect for the lawn guy is so low that the lawn guys dont even have a problem with it anymore.
Couldn't of said it better myself. I might even have to but that quote in my sig.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:32 PM
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