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Son-In-Law from Hell

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by PYMLscape, May 4, 2005.

  1. kwelch

    kwelch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    Get rid of him.
  2. PYMLscape

    PYMLscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Hi dvmcmrhp52
    A week is just the begining of the waiting.
    Early last December I cleaned his gutters and received payment in February.
    He writes off his home maintenance by having us put the bill in his office address.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Alot of people like to scam like that. I have doctors that like to do the same thing.
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    ^^^^EXACTLY. I'd NEVER sweat a week. Heck I bill Monthly anyway. I take it you must be part-time if you are billing weekly? If so it may be that him having to write a check every week is a hassle. Switch him (and all clients) to Monthly and have him pay in advance if you think he still won't pay correctly.
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Different story, and unacceptable.

    Had one customer last year that liked to consistantly push it to 35 days for payment............... I caught him at home one day and confronted the issue...........he has been a great payer since and even added the cost of an extra cut at the end of the season as a bonus of sorts and said "thanks for the great service".

    Confront it and see what happens.........be prepared to lose him wether on your terms or his.

    By the way, welcome to Lawnsite.
  6. PYMLscape

    PYMLscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    RE: MMLAWN hI!
    Thank God he is only seasonal cleanup and shrub trimming!
  7. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Shoot, if that is all then I'd drop him like he's hot.
  8. PYMLscape

    PYMLscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    WOW He paid in 16 days after two invoices maybe he needs reminders.
    Probably will end up doing clean up this fall and get paid in the middle of winter.
    But thats when you sometimes need the money, if it does'nt snow!

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