i had a property i was maintaining , we were only about 3 months into the season. the home owner wanted some landscaping in addition to the mowing/fert. simple stuff, edging, mulch, a few small shrubs. i gave her a price, she price shops. she ends up using someone else for the landscaping, AND cancels me and uses him for mowing and ferts. i see the guy mowing, i stop and ask him wtf is going on. he says, " his boss quoted a price. when the homeowner wouldn't bite, he told her that he would allow his employee to use his equipment, on his free time, to make some extra money. the employee(the kid i was talking to) then quoted the client rock bottom prices, and got the job." have you EVER quoted a job, not got it, then allowed your employees to quote it, and allow them to use your equipment on your down time to make himself some extra cash? what the heck is going on around here?