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Old 09-21-2004, 10:24 PM
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Using fertilizer as a "revenge" factor???

Anyone ever have a customer that you might accidently overapply some fertilizer, to get "even" with a customer that is either a PITA, or somehow else stuck it to you?

I've got one account and some fertilizer that got wet, so it's going to be clumpy. I'll have to open the holes up a little extra to get it through the PG, thinking I might let this guy mow his yard ever 3-4 days instead of the every 7-10 he's doing right now.
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:33 PM
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That would be wrong. That would be unprofessional. Business is business, don't take things personally. It leads to bad decisions.
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:37 PM
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That would be wrong. That would be unprofessional. Business is business, don't take things personally. It leads to bad decisions.

I couldn't agree more! Don't let emotions get into the way of your work!
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Old 09-21-2004, 11:34 PM
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I would agree !

Drive by the house each time and laugh at the thought of pounding the lawn with N and watching the customer suffer..........but don't do it for real!


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Old 09-22-2004, 12:21 AM
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Not only that but you may end up burning up the lawn. Then with a simple soil sample he could easily have you orderd by a judge to do a lawn renovation. If you think you don't like him now just wait until you have to work for him for free. Now that would suck.
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:44 AM
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Anyone ever have a customer that you might accidently overapply some fertilizer, to get "even" with a customer that is either a PITA, or somehow else stuck it to you?

I've got one account and some fertilizer that got wet, so it's going to be clumpy. I'll have to open the holes up a little extra to get it through the PG, thinking I might let this guy mow his yard ever 3-4 days instead of the every 7-10 he's doing right now.
Never done it Yet, but if the need arose it might be a viable option. I mean your not putting round up on it. Your helping it grow If the pita has to mow a few more times well thats the way the grass grows

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Old 09-22-2004, 07:22 AM
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personally, for me, if the customer is that much of a pita...i just cancel them rather than apply my 'profit' to his lawn
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Old 09-22-2004, 07:53 AM
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I would agree !

Drive by the house each time and laugh at the thought of pounding the lawn with N and watching the customer suffer..........but don't do it for real!


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Very much agree with this, I do it often.
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Old 09-22-2004, 08:14 AM
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personally, for me, if the customer is that much of a pita...i just cancel them rather than apply my 'profit' to his lawn

I agree...sometimes ..... YOU have to FIRE your customers...
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Old 09-22-2004, 08:33 AM
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I guess that wouldn't be much different than a certain spray company we all know putting down urea on yards.
I bet they are laughing their ass off thinking of grass cutters trying to cut that on a weekly basis.
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