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Old 08-24-2004, 12:14 AM
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What should I do ???

Here is the sutuation. I have an account (my nextdoor neighbor)I just finished cutting the lawn when the lady comes out, pays me and then tells me that due to the fact her husband will be unemployed next year they will MAY be unable to have me cut their lawn next spring/summer due to financial hardship. She assured my that if they must have me not cut their lawn next year, she will hire me the year after that. Right now I charge her $25 to cut and trim and blow her 1 acre property. I would like to keep cutting her lawn because she is my nextdoor neighbor and it is a good account, but I don't want to rip myself off. Note, she mentioned that if possible she will have me cut their lawn next year.
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:17 AM
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All you can do is remain on good terms and hope she signs you up again next year. I don't think there's much else you can do.
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:20 AM
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They will just have to mow it themselves.Being unemployed,they should have plenty of time! $25 seems cheap anyway.It is not your fault they are having hard times.
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:29 AM
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I forgot to mention, I will be cutting their lawn for the rest of this year/season.
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:47 AM
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Did you say 1 acre?!?
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:57 AM
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Re: What should I do ???

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Right now I charge her $25 to cut and trim and blow her 1 acre property.
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:05 AM
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Okay, so they can't afford you next year, where's the question????

And $25 per acre No wonder legitimate guys have such a hard time getting what this work is worth!
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:09 AM
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$25 dollars for an acre?!! Whatever...
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:14 AM
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What should you do?...hmm, use the fall to find someone else to fill their spot next year. Oh yeah, BTW, charge the next client more than $ 25.00 per acre
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Old 08-24-2004, 03:50 AM
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How is NOT doing a $25/acre "ripping yourself off" ? I think you'd be doing yourself a favor!!
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