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Old 03-04-2013, 08:30 PM
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anybody around the griffin, pike, or thomaston area?:
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:32 PM
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I have some customers in Griffin.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:37 PM
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I use to service griffin, I sub my stuff out to AuburnHort. Too long of a drive.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:41 PM
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no griffin for me
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:21 AM
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I know several guys that came from TG and there is no compairison with TG and just about any other lawn service out there. I started my career with Lawn Doctor and they didn't have me get a license when i first started.
Scotts and TG are going in completely different directions. I know tons of people that have been with many companies and most of them are with Scotts now and have no complaints.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:56 PM
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I worked for TG for a season. They have some good specialist and some bad. It really doesn't matter to the managers as long as the specialist hit a production number. They market so much and door to door sales that they gain 2 customers for every one they lose. Besides their silly retention bonuses there is really very little to make the specialist strive to get good results.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:47 PM
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Not only are TG/CL Spray techs under educated, they are under paid. As a result high dollar chemicals are often sold black market style.


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Old 05-07-2013, 10:46 PM
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OP - Walmart does give a bad product.......and they are still in business.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:09 PM
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OP - Walmart does give a bad product.......and they are still in business.
walmart sells a good product(same as everyone else) its more affordable then most so no they dont sell bad product. they just have morons working for them. but when u buy coffee from kroger or walmart its the same. when u buy a lawn service from trugreen its not the same
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:57 PM
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It's not that the technicians are stupid or lazy(in most cases), the problem is that they don't get paid enough and no not many in the company care about the lawns. They have ZERO motivation to do a thorough job on each lawn. Most big companies pay a shitty salary and it doesn't matter how long they work, just that they hit the production goals. So the faster they work, the earlier they get off, and the more they get paid per hour.

Most of the big companies are all about quantity, and couldn't give a **** about quality.

I get people calling in all the time saying I didn't do the back yard, or didn't do anything at all. They're always wrong, as I've never done this without letting them know(dog out, gate locked, etc.). They just knew I wasn't there for very long and figured there's no way I could have done the whole yard. Most yards I can fertilizer and spot spray for weeds in a minute per thousand sq ft. Can be less if there is no weeds, this is not long at all and most people think it should take longer.

If anything though, these companies are helping you smaller guys out..the quality just isn't there like it is with a smaller company who cares about each and every customers lawn.
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