Last year I picked up the daughter of a client I have posted on here many times about that has given me a lot of trouble. Was a neigbor of my late Dad. The daughter has not really given me any trouble just is not real friendly. Two weeks ago wanted me to trim her shrubs and wanted to know if I could skip her yard and do the shrubs instead. I told her no that would mean four weeks of pine straw on the ground. I walked to her house late this afternoon to get my check and she wanted to know why I did her yard for today since the grass was dead. I told her that the grass was not the problem it was that large amount of long needle pine straw and told her that it really needed to be done every week instead of two. That did not go over well at all. She told me that I should not come back until April when the grass started back growing. I politely told her that I could not/would not do that. She then got angry and wanted to know why? I tried to explain to her that I will not skip for 6 months and that ANY decent lco would not do it either. She told me that it was not right and I tried my best to explain to her but blah blah blah. She snapped at me that I knew this was seasonal work and I should find another job in the fall. I asked her what if I had a crew of 10 guys, was I supposed to fire them in Oct. then rehire them in the spring? She just did not get it. Then she insulted me, told me you are a luxery that I don't have to have and what I pay you I can go buy me a mower. (This is how we are perceived, lower than the trash guy). I then got unprofessional and told her that I had a conversation with two other well known lco's and they both told me I was crazy for skipping all winter and I needed some clients that could afford me or at least cared. This po'ed her big time. I should not have said this but at this point I knew whe was history. She then slammed the door in my face I walked back home and stewed over it. I'm lower than scum, all I want if cients that appreciated my good work and how punctual I am. I waited about half an hour and called her back to try and see if I could reword it differently. No deal, I then asked her one question, I asked her if her employer told her that she was not to come back until the spring what would she do. I WOULD (then her voice dropped low) find another job. I said now you got it, have a good evening and hung up. I'm just amazed that when I was a office equipment tech I was NEVER treated this badly! I can not count the times that I thought a secretary or office manager was going to hug me when I came threw the door to make repairs, LCO's are treated like sh*t! One of the lco's I talked with last week told me he heard I was selling off my equipment and wanted to know why so I told him. He shook his head and said I dont get it, you do great work, I see you all over town with your signed truck, you are always nice when I see you, h*ll, your phone ought to be ringing off the hook! You must have some kind of jinx on you!(alright 6'7') He told me that he tells his cleints right up front that it will be year round and a SIGNED contract or no deal. Folks, I just don't get it I have a friend who is trying real hard to get me on with CSX and I sure hope it happens!