who is paying for taking labor day off?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JCLawn and more, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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    I know I am. Its 10pm and I'm still mowing. I am debating to stay up all night or not. Any of you in the same boat?
     
  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I worked. No reason not to. My schedule is unchanged and stress-free this week.
     
  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    Ya I was kinda like screw it. I'm taking it off.
     
  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i didn't work friday last week through wed this week. went to florida on vacation.
     
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I took it off but I didn't schedule any mowing on Mondays this year. We do trimming and mulching on Mondays and install work on Friday and Saturdays. This way its easy to take a 4 day weekend if needed.
     
  6. Clippers PLS

    Clippers PLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We workes a half day monday but all we have on monday are football and soccer fields and we finished them all by noon
     
  7. CraigPLC

    CraigPLC LawnSite Member
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    For me, I limit my number of customers to 30. Y'all probably do 30 a day. But if push comes to shove, I can mow all my customers in 3-days easily, and have mowed them all in 2-days when I'm doing a project like a paver driveway, and I need to spend 4-5 days doing it. BUT... I'm a one man show. Well, me and my Dingo 320D.
     
  8. JMK26

    JMK26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Missouri
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    Nope...Mondays are maintenance day, mulch days, paperwork day, etc....
     
  9. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I never schedule anything for monday from june-until a week after labor day. Then I go crazy and fill up my week. tuesday is an open day in the summer and fall. spring time I have to cut a decent amount of my lawns twice in one week to keep up with growth otherwise they are hell if try and do them once per week. so 3 day weekends are a regular thing. And I can do my 24 accounts in 2 days and that's 100% solo. if I have a busy week, or weekend for that matter. I used to work all the holidays, but now I'm finding I want to take scheduled days off like everyone else with a normal career/job so I do.
     
  10. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    Ya if I do 60 perperties a week, its a slow week and I'm back to being solo. No one wants their lawn done twice a week here so I have to deal with 4-6 inches of growth a week this summer. I am so glad I have a diesel that take that much off almost at full speed.
     

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