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dating your custmors

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 259 toro, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. 259 toro

    259 toro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I have a problem i have started dating one of my customer do i ask for my money still ?????????????????????
  2. nnj18

    nnj18 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,860

    :laugh: :laugh: is she married? :hammerhead:
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  3. 259 toro

    259 toro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    no she is not
  4. Premier landscaping south

    Premier landscaping south LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 534

    I would say yes. If things get serious then maybe reconsider. I would beware if she coped an attitude if you still wanted to get paid. She should respect the fact that you are still trying to make a living and need to get paid to do it. It would show maturity on her part to respect an agreement.
  5. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    Sure you should ask for the money, you are "servicing" her:laugh: I don't like mixing business and pleasure though. If the relationship should go bad then you would probably lose her as a client. Then again she may be your future wife! RUN!!!:laugh:
  6. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 681

    I don't think she will have a hard time with it. She will understand work is work and your relationship is not part of work. You may have met that way but be professional and there shouldnt be an issue. Now if you guys are shy of getting married play it a bit differently but I think you get the picture.
  7. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    One word--------barter.
  8. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,884

    Been there and done that. You either keep dating her or lose a customer. Keep on charging her. All those trips to Burger King are expensive. Somebody has to pay for them:laugh:
  9. mowisme

    mowisme LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 898

    me..I'd charge but at a discount. She'll more than make up the diff when you flip the bill or say most of them on your nights out..and rightly so. But then again I'm kind of old fashion. Been married 36 years..so still trying to adjust to the new era of the way things are now. Geno
  10. IndyIN

    IndyIN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Take the current customer part out of the equation. If you started dating another woman, would you swing by and mow for free? If the relationship is anything at all, I would swing by and mow for free. To me, the same applies to your current situation.

    If it's a casual thing, then no I would charge. Switch it around, if she was a hair dresser would you expect free hair cuts because you go out with her once a month? If she was your serious girlfriend?

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