A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from an owner of an apartment complex. This guy owns several complexes in town. I already mow one of them and various people mow the other one's. The biggest complex he owns hasn't been touched in over a month. They ran off one lawn crew that had been doing it for years and got another guy who mowed a little bit and decided it was too much and quit. So needless to say when they finally decided to get another person to mow, the grass at this place was 3-4 foot tall!! I went ahead and bid the job. I was debating on taking it because it was in such bad shape, but the owner acted like he really wanted me to take it. I have been trying to fit the complex in with all of my other client's. I do a little here and there. It's not like you can get through in day. I have to rake and bag most of the grass up because there is nowhere else to go with it. Also I guess the tenants think the grass is used as a trash can. There are car batteries, beer bottles and lots of other stuff on the ground. I spent several hours picking up trash before I could even mow! All of the people who live at this place keep coming up to me and complaining about how tall the grass is by there place and wondering why its taking me so long. It is just my helper and me and we have explained to them many times that we'll get by their place just as soon as we can. I got into an argument with the manager of the place on Monday because she thought the whole place should have been finished by now. Today I got a call from the owner. He never has complained about the other apartment that I do for him. But, he complained a bunch today about this new one. He wondered why it was taking me so long and why I wasnt over there 24hrs a day cleaning up the place. He said he was getting tired of people calling and complaining about how tall the grass was. I told him it wasn't my fault they decided to wait a month before hiring a new lawn service to come in and take over. Also, it has been raining everyday for the past 3 days. We have standing water everywhere. The owner said he has another lawn guy that mows some things for him and thought he might hire him for the day to help me out. I told him that he didn't need to do that and that I would get over there today. Well I show up to start mowing and notice that there was another lawn guy mowing my apartment complex. He said he was told to come mow the tall stuff down because I wasn't doing it fast enough. I know I shouldnt have even showed up over there today. The other guy who was mowing was doing a terrible job. I asked him what he had his deck set to so we could at least be cutting on the same height and he said, I dont, just whatever it is. Now, thats going to look real good with two different heights!!! This guy acted like he was the godfather of the lawn maintenance industry and that I was just some poor pathetic guy who was in over my head. He didnt do any weed eating, edging or blowing. Just mowed and called it good. I was suppose to go back over he worked and finish up. He had the nerve to say something to me as he was leaving, If you plan on finishing today, you better step it up. Now who does he think he is?? And now they act like they are going to take money out of what they were going to pay me, to pay this guy for the day!! I have had it with this whole deal. I have never seen a place get mowed by 2 different lawn companies at the same time. I am pretty sure I will lose money on this one. We have a contract, but I am going to call them tomorrow and cancel it. Too much **** to have to deal with. Sorry this post is so long, but I just had to vent.