anyone working the 4th of july

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by williams lcm, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Before everyone got into the biz, I had 80 customers for many years. I got to know these people. So being late was not much of a problem when it came to not working Memorial day and the 4th. Most sane customers expected me to take off on Holidays. I just worked longer hours to do yards in advance and some were a few days late. No big deal. Many on here say they go in business for themselves for the freedom. Where is that freedom when you say you have to mow lawns on National Holidays? So I said choosing to do so is one thing and having to do so is another.
    I really don't care who works when but just for the sake of this thread discussion...:rolleyes: Ok so who is going to work Labor day:confused::laugh:
  2. Vanderhoff Landscaping

    Vanderhoff Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    There was a chance of rain Monday -Wednesday. Monday was a total wash. Pushed my Monday clients back to Tuesday. Called my Tuesday clients Monday night and told them bc of the rain I would service them on Wednesday. Had my brother and my son help me on Wednesday and I did both My Tuesday & Wednesday customers on Wednesday. It was an early start and a late finish. There was only 1 lawn left for me to do early on the 4th. Not 1 complaint. Everything got done and I was poolside on the 4th by 11:00 am.
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  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    don't really need a day off in this business. i already have 3 day weekends every week pretty much. :laugh:

    i managed to get 1 yard mowed yesterday morning before the rain started. it's rained all day here for 3 days straight. 4th, 5th, and 6th. so pretty much a 4 day weekend thanks to the rain.
  4. I agree with you...only nutjobs would complain about not working on a holiday.
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  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The only day I really refuse to mow is Christmas day.

    Seeing as I'm in Pittsburgh, that sort of works out for me since there's no grass to mow in December anyway.

  6. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    To me it all boils down to being in a weather driven profession.
    I don't purposely try to work a holiday, but when the weather dictates I must, well, then I will.
    I WOULD have worked on the 4th this year, and all weekend too, but it's rained and rained and rained some more. (My sump pump is running nonstop as I type.)
    I won't pull up and fire up mowers with a picnic in full swing-but I know my clients well enough to know who doesn't mind a holiday cut if it's needed.
    Every year is different-last year it was 99 degrees on the 4th and things were already pretty toasty-So I've had 2 4th's off in a row, for completely different reasons!
  7. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    You don't do snow removal? Seems like I'm out either pushing snow, blowing snow or ice control on Christmas. On a side note who knows what this winter will. Suppose to be warm for me.
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  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Meh. Pittsburgh is a crapshoot when it comes to snow removal.

    Most times there's as much need for mowing as there is for snow removal. None.
  9. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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