anyone feel like this?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by lawnhoney, May 9, 2005.

  1. lawnhoney

    lawnhoney LawnSite Member
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    I have a question for anyone that might feel the same as I do, did you ever go to a job just a mowing and trim and see the yard in a mess ,I mean leaves from fall and just sloppy looking and find yourself doing extra clean-up because you feel it is a reflection on your work if you leave it and do only what was quoted on for the job.I mean not just on the lawn but messy around the bushes and flowers too. the leaves on lawn get cleaned up as you cut but then the other stuff looks bad . let me know how you feel thanks
     
  2. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    Lawnhoney, done it plenty of times. Clean out from under the bushes, clean all leaves out of beds and lots of extras that was not asked for just for the simple reason its my signature and I must feel good about it. Makes you feel good when you go into a real sloppy yard and when you leave it really looks good. BTW, like the name you are using, :D
     
  3. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
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    happens all the time ...all i do is blow it out in the yard and mulch mulch mulch
     
  4. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    I do the same "Everytime" if its a senior or a single or somebody that just makeing it, but not if theres a new Jag in the driveway! :)
     
  5. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    This is a cost that I factor in. I leave the yard perfect, I will not take shortcuts. I have a reputation that I don't want to lose. Took to long to build it up. If it even costs me money to clean up and do a great job, it's worth it to me.
     
  6. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    i do it all the time too. Just part of my thing. Its a reflection of my work.
     
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    NEVER! I price what the customer wants. and if they only want a mow and go thats all there getting. If there to cheap and don't give a rats azz about the appearence of there home neither do I. I'm in this for the money, not the feel good at the end of the job, Cash makes me feel great.
     
  8. lawnhoney

    lawnhoney LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    I feel the same as all of you thanks and gladu like my name lol, the only one I dont agree with is olderthan dirt (sorry) I understand the monet part but I wnat to create a good rep as we are just starting out and in the same sense dont want to be taken advantage of if u know what I mean :rolleyes:
     
  9. lawnhoney

    lawnhoney LawnSite Member
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    sorry about the sloppy spelling I never got an A in typing :p
     
  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You are being taken advantage of :dizzy: your doing work you could and should be getting paid for. And the rep your creating is that you will work for free. Those customers are sitting there laughing at all the free work you are providing them and when someone comes along a few dollars cheapers you will be replaced and the new guy will start giving out free work becoase he wants to impress and build his rep. Screw building a good rep I want to build a bank account and you can't do that by giving away work that you can get paid for. Remember these customers really don't care what there property looks like or they would have hired you to clean the beds in the first place.
     

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