Customer says watch out for my F350

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by williams lcm, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,060

    I am edging alot near my customers f350. I stay away from the truck as he approches me. He says dont hit my tire with that edger or you will puncture the tire. Are you serious in my mind!!! Yes the truck is close to the edge of the concrete but I will not hit your tire. I dont think it is strong enough to do damage to the side wall of the tire. Customer these days.
     
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,666

    Better fire that customer. He sounds like trouble waiting to happen.
     
  3. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,638

    Do not edge that side of the driveway from now on if his truck is near it. You are simply following instructions!!! I got a feeling he will move it in the near future to ensure you have room to perform your job. Been there and done this. Don't sweat the small stuff. The above quote is correct though, if the customer continues to complain, might want to let them go, there seems to be more than enough work this year down here to not worry about the loss.
     
  4. loyd meeks

    loyd meeks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Unreal, if your customer does not kiss your rear and isn't perfect you drop them? How do you make a living? But I guess your so damn perfect.
     
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,380

    I would have told him to move the truck, just to be safe. Put the ball in his corner. If he is really worried about it, he will move it. Sounds like he has the makings of a pita.
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    The golden rule applies:
    He who has the gold, makes the rules.

    In this particular case I do believe the answer would have been a simple "Yes sir"
     
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Test it on your truck tire and let us know the resulats.....
     
  8. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 651

    I try to remember that I sign the Back of the check.......

    A simple,
    Yes sir, no problem.:)
     
  9. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,475

    I guess you better watch out for his 350. he does pay YOU.
     
  10. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 2,313

    Yea, I learned the hard way on this one years ago. I had a worker who was edging around a truck and the customer accused us of hitting his truck. There was a scratch down the side that he claims wasn't there before we mowed. I didn't see it happen and my worker claims he didn't do it. I told the guy I would give him the benefit of the doubt and have that area buffed out even though he couldn't prove we did it. I was being nice and the SOB tried to take advantage of me.....he wanted the entire truck buffed!!!!!!!!!:hammerhead::hammerhead:I told him I had been really nice about the whole thing and that I wasn't going to let him take advantage of me like that. He finally got mad and said "forget it." People are little sh#@ts!!!!!!
     

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