Whos YOUR boss?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NEPSJay, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    In many a recent post, many people "claim" their boss, is their customer, and how the customer "signs the check" and "puts food on the table" and if it werent for customers, we'd be broke, ect ect. how redicilous. Is the customer REALLY your boss? why or why not? thank you.
  2. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    I'm the boss... As long as my wife says its ok.
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    I AM THE BOSS, and I AM THE KING. jimlewis, is my queen
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Obviously the owner is the "ulitmate boss", but without customers, you would be a lonely boss. It's really just about knowing how to run a business, without letting the customer call all the shots.

    btw NEPSJAY,how many customers do you have?
  5. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    I am the Boss. I chose who works for me and who I work for.
  6. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    I am the "owner" of my company.

    I am the "boss" of myself.

    I "work" for myself.

    I "preform work" for customers.

    and how the customer "signs the check" and "puts food on the table" and if it werent for customers, we'd be broke, ect ect.

    Can you prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that if you had NO customers that your company would survive? If not then the above statements ARE ALL TRUE.
  7. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    It seems that some people are hung up on the word boss. No matter what you do in life, you will always have a "boss"...PERIOD. The boss may not be "the man" that you report to at work. If you are self employed, you have more bosses than you would have if you worked for someone. Even your equipment at times is the boss.

    Get over the word BOSS and lets make some money this season.

  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    I wear the "pants" in my company.

    But I do get bossed around a lot.
  9. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    I'm the boss, we work for our clients.
  10. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Who's the boss of the McDonald's restaraunt near you, or the grocery store, or the gas station, or Wal-Mart.... certainly not the customer. "The Boss" is the guy who makes the decisions for the business. The customer is important, but NOT the boss.

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