I am starting to get a bad feeling about a lawn account and am thinking I might give it up. I just picked it up two weeks ago. $300 a cut. I did it over the past 2 days by myself and it took me about 10 hrs to make it look presentable. That was only trimming half of it. There was a field which I had to cut 3 times and then scatter blow, and I should have cut it again. I cut several other parts 2 times. The trimming hadn't been done in some time. When I went there were big sticks all over the place which took me about half an hour to pick up and move off the grass. I had sprayed the guy's driveway with round-up last Monday for $150. He has 2 people who work there full time, the owner is hardly ever home. Everybody says I am doing a very nice job. However today I was leaving to get something and the gate was broken, so I told the groundskeeper. When I got back, I was accused of breaking it, and when I denied it the owner said not to worry. The owner now wants the lawn cut every 2 weeks. To do that would make it into a big project to make the place look nice, because I am only supposed to trim half each time. (To trim the half this week took me about 4 hrs) Doing the leaves at this place would literally require an army. I went there tonight to get my money and the owner told me that he would love to pay me now, but he hadn't seen the job I did and to come back Sunday or Monday morning. Honestly, I am not willing to do this place every other week. It's just not worth it. So my thoughts are; A) Tell him I need to mow it every week B) Tell him to mow it every other week will be $400 C) Tell him I will forego the mowing charge if he cuts me a check for 50 G's as a down payment for other work which I told him HAD to be done. When I told him about the work needing to be done, I explained that if it did not get done I would have to quit working for him. Last night when I spoke with him he said that I had exceeded his expectations and that it was my account to lose. FYI on the money... last night he showed me his wallet when he went to pay me... it was stuffed beyond capacity with 100's and looked as though it was like that a lot. His property borders on a country club which he has a membership to... membership is of course $250,000 / year. He has a live in nanny for the kids... she drives a new Beamer. So what do I do?