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Old 06-19-2013, 07:24 PM
longislandlawn longislandlawn is offline
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Would you waste your time.

I have already cut this guys grass 2 times already and he leaves me a message today and says that he had a day off today and he cut it himself, I will see you next week. Sorry and I hope you understand. Would you even waste your time on this guy.? He did give me a 5 dollar tip last week, because he liked the lawn cut. Nice guy as well .What should I do.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:27 PM
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Cut it next week, that wont last long. Some people feel a little quality about hiring someone, but he will be over that soon.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:49 PM
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Would you waste your time.

Stick it out
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:51 PM
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Would you waste your time.

If you get there next week and its really long that's a problem. I had a person that would say they would cut it but they didn't and it needed a triple cut when the next week came
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:57 PM
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And people wonder why we insist on monthly agreements only. No on call cutting especially during the summer.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:57 PM
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If you get there next week and its really long that's a problem. I had a person that would say they would cut it but they didn't and it needed a triple cut when the next week came

Had one of them, it was a biweekly with him cutting in between then it turned into I cut it every two weeks till I gave him the boot
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:10 PM
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I would keep him, "Nice guy" I have a handful that I help out like this because they can't afford my monthly services. Its not always about the $$$.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:07 PM
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Keep it until it becomes a problem for you. One day they might just give up and pay you to do it all the time.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:46 PM
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Dump some water in the gas tank of his mower.... lol


At least he called to let ya know he did it. But I would have started to find his replacement after the first few times.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:09 PM
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How long would you continue to work a 9-5 job if you were told, "No need to come in today, Richard did your work last night since he had some free time - see you tomorrow instead"
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