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Fired because of faith?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenJay, May 20, 2008.

  1. GreenJay

    GreenJay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    After cutting this one catholic church for $90wk over 5 years I decided to ask for an increase to $120.00.This is not a small property usualy takes an hour and 1/2 to cut and weedeat with three people. instead of calling me and trying to negotiate I heard from 2 friends that attend the church that they found someone from the parish for $80 per wk and they start this weekend!?! The priest nor anyone else has called me yet to let me know officialy.
  2. Danielslawnservice

    Danielslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 412

    well i doubt it was faith i work for a church and they are always tight on cash.... i think that the banker steals there money....
  3. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,299

    I wouldn't say they fired you because of faith. They found somebody cheaper, and it was somebody within the church. Probably some retired guy who wants a little something to do said he would do it. For the past few years, my church's deacons sort of took turns and it became more of a hassle trying to figure out who's week it was or if anybody was covering for the guy out of town. Last year, they paid one of the deacons to cut every week and he gladly turned it over to me this year.
  4. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 778

    Did they tell your friends to tell you or was it just gossip? If it was just gossip I would keep showing up.
  5. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993

    Thats why I wont work with churches anymore. Their budgets are VERY tight no matter the faith. I do some volunter work at mine but thats as far as it goes.
  6. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,161

    I've heard that the wholesale cost of jesus has gone up. The resellers are in a real pinch.
  7. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,299

    Jesus has always been free to anyone who wants Him. All you have to do is ask.
  8. GreenJay

    GreenJay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Pretty sure this is not gossip. At least they could have called me, I have been with them for over 5 years.
  9. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,161

    I don't know...back in the day, I went to some 3 plate sermons, and I've heard of some major shunning to low payers.

    Gas I have to pay for, fairytales....not so much.:)
  10. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 739

    $90 for 1 hour and 30 mins of work with 3 guys ???? I think it was gods work that got you AWAY from that job.


    If you paid 2 guys $11 an hour $32 (roughly)
    Gas for 1.5 hrs of running equip for those 3 guys $12
    Gas to get there (lets say you are close by) $10
    Wear and tear, ins and depreciation yada yada $12

    Do you know now that it was your faith that kept you there cuz you obviously dont know ur costs !

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