TV crew next door

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kevin, Jul 22, 2000.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Posts: 169

    Mowing an account,saw the crowd next door,guy walked over said "Do you always mow here on Thursday we are going to use this house(My ex acct 2mos ago)next Thurs in a commercial." I said usually on Thursdays. He said he would appreciate it if I could rearrange my schedule. What would you do? Thanks Kevin
     
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Tell them it will cost them X amount of dollars for you to screw up your scheduele. They can't make you not cut the grass, you might as well get something out of it!! I could see if it was a personal request or something, but they're making a ton of cash off the commercial, why not make some cash off them?? And for those of you who are going to bash me for the ethics issue, how much ethics do those advertisers have?? Let us know what you do!<p><p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Posts: 169

    I was going to reshedule this Thurs account to Wed anyway but I didn't tell him that. I did tell him if it rained I would not be there! Now I am thinking of going Thurs just for something to do! Mow, take a break,weedwhack, take a break, blow take a break. Eat lunch in the background, a little frisbee action!!!LOL
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Kevin: For 3 years straight, Sears did their photography on one of my lawns. If it needed mowing for a photo shoot, they would call me and pay for the mowing, plus I mowed it on the regular day and the owners paid me. It wasn't a big deal for me, because we mow in the same area every day. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://elmlawnsite.com/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  5. MLS

    MLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    I agree with David. The advertiser should expect to pay for you having to rearrange your schedule. This might sound a little far fetched but what if this house was on a flight path of a major airline and they asked the airline to reschedule their flights? Do you think that the airline would charge them? Some might disagree with me but thats my .02 cents worth.
     
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I think you shoudda asked him where their personel department was. then you shoudda told him that you were at least as funny as he was and deserved a chance to be on TV!<p>GEO
     

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