so this guy calls me, he's just starting in the lawn business, and needs advice. i told him, it's the usual fee=an obscene fortune. ok, so skippy needs help, he has people asking him for lawn renovations, and has no clue. my instructions were clear- you will arrange for us both to meet with the client, we will go over, i will do the talking, and together we will measure the property, i will evaluate, and price the job. i will speak with client, and price job, you will pay me cash in advance, we will do the job together, me running machinery, you doing the grunt work. fair? yup, he loved it. well, the damn fool calls me, and says he went ahead without me, and did all of the above. he says we only gonna thatch, and seed, using a spreader. it was an established lawn, with minmal build up, and in quite nice condition considering the season we've had. he pays me $275, in advance, and says i'm needed for 1.5 hrs tops. now i'm worried. we get to the job, i could smell that the soil was unbalanced, so i pull out the old ph meter. the client sees this, and asks what i'm doing. i told him. i proceed to inform him that he was a bit low at 6.5, and that 6.8 would be perfect, and i tell him how to achieve this. he seems impressed. he then asks ole skippy, who went without me to estimate the job, what kind of seed he was using, skippy replies, "grass seed." the client looks at me, i laugh and tell skippy to stop joking like that, and inform the client of what type of seed we will use, plus the rate per k. we get done, and the client asks when are we going to roll the lawn? i said, "wat dat mean?" well, aparently old skippy told the client we will thatch, seed, and roll the lawn. i proceed to inform the client that we will NOT be rolling the lawn. the client asks me aside, and demands an explanation, "are you employed by this man? is this guy really a landscaper? so far he seems like an idiot to me." i tell the customer that i am tutoring skippy, for a fee, and skippy should have never went ahead without me. i then proceed to inform him, that the lawn should be aerated as well, then i go on to tell him how to get rid of the small patch of nutsedge. long story short, skippy gets booted, i am now the clients new lawnboy. did i do a bad thing?