Mowing on easter?!?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by flyingdutch16, Apr 8, 2012.

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Mowing on easter?

  1. Yes

    14 vote(s)
    13.9%
  2. No

    87 vote(s)
    86.1%
  1. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    Point taken, it seems that some that have replied to this thread have a all or nothing attitude towards work. Between Holidays, considering neighbors where they maintain their customers. It is a pity that some can become so self absorbed with work and only that. Happy to read that most are considerate of others and are willing to accept, respect other religious Holidays and or other dates of rememberance. Btw, Thankyou for your service.
    easy-lift guy
     
  2. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    I don't see it as a nice of disrespect if I want to work at my clients property and there neighbor happens to be catholic.

    respect is a two way street. you say those that work on the holiday don't have respect for those wanting to celebrate it. well I say those that don't work have no respect for those that want or need to work on the holiday.

    who gives those that celebrate the holidays by taking a day off from work the right to mandate that all people take the day off from work so no infringes on there holiday rights? everyone has rights. rights to work on the holiday or rights to take the holiday off from work.

    this arguement goes 100% both ways.
     
  3. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    FYI, your decision to work all the time is yours to be made. Your customers must like or don't mind if you work all the time, sounds like a working relationship. Please keep working if that makes you and your customers happy. I will remain happy taking my Holidays off and so will my customers.
    easy-lift guy
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  4. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    I wouldn't expect otherwise out of anyone's mouth on this thread.

    too many though put up comments about it being disrespectful to work on the holidays.

    clearly my clients don't mind it or they wouldnt remain my clients and I wouldn't be working on the holidays.

    your comments are what I have been saying all along so I don't why your coping and attitude with me.

    I will remain happy happy working the holidays and so will my clients.
    yardguy
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,532

    This thread has been forwarded to the "who's working Memorial Day" poll.:usflag:
     
  6. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    it's too early to be thinking about that day but here's my answer any way :laugh:

    if it falls on a mon thru fri or I'm behind and need the weekend to catch up I will be working.
     
  7. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    Please stay happy for your sake as well as your customers sake. I am
    convinced you would have it no other way. Your imagination has you believing
    I am coping an attitude with you:nono:
    easy-lift guy
     
  8. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Posts: 315

    I know this doesnt have to deal with the original topic but, here is how i deal with my residential skippers, I tell them sure i will skip your house due to lack of growth in your lawn. But im still charging you $XX for the cut that we didnt do!

    yeah i lost a few customers because of it but i dont care! I lost a few headaches! We have plenty of Commercial stuff on our plate so theres nothing to worry about!
     
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    it's no wonder I stay in business and thrive with people like this charging for a cut not performed.
     
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I like residential lawns because of the extra work.

    In commercial, it is a lump sum contract for all services right down to if the plant dies. Or somewhere in between but they pay 12 months.

    Residentials are between 9 months to 6 months but we get paid extra for fert and squirt, mulch, flowers, shrubs and such. Both have plus and minus.

    A good residential will pay more per SF than a commercial but not bring in enough to pay the bills. If I ran without Comp and 2 million in GL then Residentals would be better. Most want to pay with CC which takes another bite.

    I am not sure if blending the two is a good idea or not but the Residentials fill in the gaps, cover expenses and keeps the guys happy.

    Now why are we talking about working on Holidays and Weekends again? My workers like to have family time and Holidays. I pay them Holiday too.

    If you guys want to work it then so be it. I know of no legit company that works Holidays and Weekends and if they do they pay holiday pay and overtime.
     

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