Doing work for family.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Leading Edge Decatur, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    The average bag of mulch 3 cu ft. That's 9 bags to the yard. 225 bags? 60 bags on a pallet generally, so he got 3.75 pallets of mulch? That sounds absurd to me, but hey, whatever trips your trigger.
     
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh okay, I was still typing I guess. That's more reasonable.
     
  3. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 720

    could you imagine showing up to a job and seeing 3.75 pallets of mulch in bags?! hahahahahahahahha
     
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd be out of there right quick. I'd much rather wheelbarrow spread.
     
  5. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    that much mulch most definitely, I would love to have a mulch mule though.
     
  6. grass4gas

    grass4gas LawnSite Senior Member
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    I say bullshit. 25 yards in 3 hours = 1 yard every 7.5 minutes. Take into consideration loading the wheelbarrow and trucking it to each area, spreading and then back and load up another wheelbarrow, etc...:hammerhead:

    Can't be a quality job for the fact that you only charged $200 labor = $66/hour.

    It still took you 6 man hours to do the job, that equals only $33 per man hour...way to low:dizzy:

    I'd like to see pics of this job.
     
  7. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 457

    I've been waiting around for three weeks to get a yard of river rock because she found a six dollar cheaper price. Instead of grabbing it on a saturday throwing it in half hour I'm waiting on a rain day during the week to go pick it up from the pit. Now my 3/4 ton isnt starting due to some dumb problem and she still wants its done. If I get it going tonight I might just bed her flower bed with blacktop reclaim.
     
  8. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    Keep reading my posts my friend, I didn't go 25 yards in 3 hours.
     
  9. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    Haha, isn't that the most annoying thing ever. I sware people are so cheap seriously it's 6 dollars OMG! Just like some old woman that wanted me to mow her lawn with my 21 in push Honda, I told her $30$ because of the extra time it would take because I have 6 other yards in that area. She said WHAT!? everyone else only pays 25$ I say okay that's fine $25 it is. What did I do? I used my Husq WB and got done in 10 mins. as opposed to 20.

    To this day she only asked me why I used the "tractor" once and I explained to her and from then on she doesn't ask and I'm still working for her.
     
  10. BCLawns

    BCLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    I knew this right away. Having just done 25 yard install.
     

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