So. Much. Rain!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenCanvas, May 15, 2014.

  1. GreenCanvas

    GreenCanvas LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 18

    We try not to work on Sunday's, but when you lose 2 or more days to rain, those become your "resting" days, and Sunday just becomes another day. Especially in the Spring. I think it shows our clients how hard we are working to get to everything.
     
  2. Colonel Forbin

    Colonel Forbin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    I'm in ohio and it seems like there is no end in sight, and more in the forcast. Crazy.
     
  3. GreenCanvas

    GreenCanvas LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 18

    Do you have people complaining or calling you? What are you telling them?
     
  4. gardiner

    gardiner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    I also feel like i behind . that i actually did take a helper with me on one clean up But i felt it hurt me more then help me. Most of that day was teaching . that i felt it slowed me down . that i ended up working all day saturday solo to make up for lost money teaching . I try not to work at customers homes on weekends and holidays or befor 9am or after 6 pm .
    I find it easy to bring up the weather conversation . everyone knows winter would not let go . now we getting all the early April showers .
     
  5. GreenCanvas

    GreenCanvas LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 18

    This is SO true. You need the help, but if it took FOREVER to find the help, you're behind. Then training them, you're behind. You're just trudging through till you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.... or through a rain cloud in this case, i suppose. I agree with those times on weekends, too.

    I should also say, that I don't feel we're going to lose clients over all this, but I feel like broken record when I talk to them. I feel like if I tell them that other companies out there are also crushed by the rain, they will just chill out and stop calling when it's only been 5 DAYS and their grass looks insane again. It's SPRING and it's RAINING, people!!! We'll get there! I Promise!
     
  6. gardiner

    gardiner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    Exactly !!!
    I for one do not like working weekends or holidays or before 9am or after 6 pm.
    i will do a saturday now and then. depending on the customer . weekends and holidays are for family time and gatherings .
    Nothing like edging outside the dining room window while the family having dinner at there table . Or cutting and trimming grass while there kids are out playen .
    A good day to me is when i dont have to speak with anyone all day . and they show up about the time i finish . and pay me .
     
  7. MChamp4

    MChamp4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Well if it isn't the famous Colonel Forbin of the RCMB.
     
  8. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    Hell, I even worked Easter Sunday. Everybody was out walking and homeowners were mowing their yards, nobody cared.
    Most homeowners mow on a Saturday or Sunday anyway so who cares?
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,183

    Never worked a Sunday outside of winter yet. Never will.

    Sunday is a day of rest, for me, my employees and my customers.
     
  10. GreenCanvas

    GreenCanvas LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 18

    You don't feel like your missing out on money, if you lost multiple days to weather? Doesn't it put you that much further behind?
     

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