This past spring I have seen 4 people start up. They have taken away work from me, others and themselves for being assian to say the least. Example - Commercial account - mowing roughly 3.5 hours - I don't do it but another LCO does. He is running a grasshopper - 62 inch deck. He was mowing for $140 / time. New bid $65.00 to a guy that is 65 yrs old - retiring in June and has a 28 yr son to help him. 1 JD 525 mower and a new ENCORE with turf tires. Next bid - condo - I did for $28.50. Easy mowing - 4 units. New guy says I want the work - give a price of $20.00 / cut. He has the job. A school I bid - 21,500 to mow with our equipment - one guy (same as above) says I'll mow with your equipment (schools) for $20,900. School thought that was a better deal. Next job - 66k worth of open mowing. His bid - $22.50 / mow. What is up with these people. Insurance, Gas/fuel?? I don't get it! Needed to rant a little I guess!