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Old 07-09-2012, 08:17 PM
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Thank god my wife makes 150K+ a year because what I make wont even pay our mortgage let alone everything else.
Was there a reason for throwing this in Looks like you ought to be able to price match and drive them back out!
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:23 PM
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Was there a reason for throwing this in Looks like you ought to be able to price match and drive them back out!
More like, why not stay at home.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:23 PM
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this thread is nothing new......

illegals have been doing our work for years. been that way long before the 6 years I've been in business.

it's the way most of the large outfits operate in my neck of the woods.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:34 PM
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I'm up around Baltimore and it's definitely getting worse, but I'd say I get under bid by new guys just trying to gain that customer and don't know their real expenses yet as much as the illegals. Some guy starting out says to himself I need 40 lawns @ $25 to make $1000 a week and works towards that number...he won't be around long. I leave a great impression with that customer, tell them I'm here if things don't work out, put them on a mailing list and there's a good chance I'm getting that call next spring. All a numbers game.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:44 PM
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If this country would get a leader that can start creating more jobs maybe this would be less and less of a problem. Hey, lost your job? Go buy a mower. I hate having to compete with 15 year olds and people with no ambition. This industry is a joke for the smaller guys.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:49 PM
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More like, why not stay at home.
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If we dont get some rain Ill be home the rest of the summer.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:46 PM
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If we dont get some rain Ill be home the rest of the summer.
I'd say get the fishing poles out but....

Time to find an inside hobby...crochet? Knitting? Basket weaving?
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:51 PM
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In my town we have illegals and illegals.
What I mean is the ones that are illegal citizens and illegal business people.
They do not affect me too much because most of my work is commercial so these people cannot compete.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:52 PM
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I'd say get the fishing poles out but....

Time to find an inside hobby...crochet? Knitting? Basket weaving?
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Since the old lady left lawnsite is the only thing I do inside LOL

I have been able to get back on my new home project of 5 years now, Im framing the inside but it gets hot in the afternoon.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:03 PM
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In my town we have illegals and illegals.
What I mean is the ones that are illegal citizens and illegal business people.
They do not affect me too much because most of my work is commercial so these people cannot compete.
I bid a 28 acre cemetery. They wanted a weekly price, a hack job bid it at $434 per week. We estimated 2 eight hour days with 4 guys. You tell me how someone can do that job for $434...besides TruGreen LandCare they were the lowest bid...bids started at $1200 and went up to about $2000.
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