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Time tracking

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by lawnman_scott, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    For those of you that track time spent how do you do it. This is for maintenance mostly. I keep track of time spent on each lawn, then keep a running track of the total other time spent working, weather it be lunch, dump, mower shop, driving, ect. Then I divide by the # of lawns serviced that week. I do this because if we go to the dump once a week, some of that time is associated with lawns from all through the week, and if the mower needs a part, its the same thing. Any ideas or comments?
  2. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    I don't, but i need to, so I am interested in hearing and seeing some of the methods as well.

  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I always thought it was a waste of time. Getting too technical. But I just started it, and can see already that I have some people that could be raised in price, and some I should be thankful they pay what they do.

    I wasnt even going to track the time not at the lawn, but it is time, and I want to see the true hourly rate for myself.

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