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Old 07-04-2014, 11:31 AM
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Mowing schedule

Bing 80% production grass cutting business, is it smarter to have Mon-Fri mowing schedule OR Mon-Thurs-with Fri being make up day and/or landscaping day?

Also, which is better overall: We work 8-5 mon-fri or we work mon-fri 8 till dark and some Saturdays?

Am I leaving too much money on the table by sticking to a "40 hour" work week? Or am I creating a happy company culture with less stress?
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:46 PM
DuallyVette DuallyVette is online now
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Most people want to work 4.5 days a week. Traffic is always heavier on Friday afternoon with people leaving work early... If their jobs allow. I hired a Hispanic guy years ago. He wanted to work till dark everyday. Six days a week. By work, I mean "being on the clock" he said he was in the US to make money, but there was no life here... At least for him.

So my vote is for Monday thru Thursday for the mowing schedule, and Friday is catch-up day and side job day.

Someone told me that if you can't make a living in five days a week, you should do something else.
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:48 PM
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I like it! Thanks for the input!
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:47 PM
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Mon-Thurs works good we try to do about 40-45 hours in that period of time. So 8 pm is a typical end of the day but we often do not hit the road till 10 am so its not as bad as you might think. The rest of the week is over flow for mowing rather important in spring. And fert work pruning mulch and seeding work all fit well into the end of the week. The trick is getting enough lawns to fill that time up. Something that I like about doing lawns first thing in the week is later in summer we would sometimes have slow downs and come Wednesday we still hadn't made any money for the week. Now my partner and I with no employees bring in $5000 before Friday and then working the weekend is more of a judgement call on our part i.e are we in the mood.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:49 PM
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I am solo so I can work when I want with no concern to OT. I mow Monday through Thursday. Fridays are for catch up on mowings due to any reason. If no catch up is needed then Fridays are for up sell work. And so is Saturday and the occasional Sunday.

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Old 07-04-2014, 11:21 PM
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Im working 6-7 days a week ( at least 8 hours a day) with weekly, bi weekly and 10 day customers of which some customers have multiple locations. The idea of selling wether its new mow customers or projects for current customers means you will work more, add a worker or take a chance on loosing a few customers when you get too much work. I know a couple guys that mow continuously with out really serving their machines for better looking lawns, this is a great occupation for the youger guys who want their own business. As a you tube video said you apply at 7 11 at 8.50 and hour, or step on the customers property for $35+ an hour. Earn and save as much money as yu can.
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