Wife wanted to go on a job today!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grandview (2006), Jul 16, 2012.

  1. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Well she wanted to try it out. Easy, just installing mulch. Well that lasted about 5 minutes and still wanted to be paid! In the words of Slim Pickins in Blazing Saddles,dock that chink a days pay!:hammerhead:
     
  2. i would really be worried if mine wanted to go out with me.
     
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,737

    I've have mine with me alot and she has loaded out 13 yards of bark in a day while me and my helper pushed and spread. She's the best help I've never had to pay.
     
  4. cod8825

    cod8825 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    Grandview:

    I am sorry my wife is the best helper that I have ever had. I have a government contract that involves some right of way spraying she does all the driving. On very large mulch jobs she will do the spreading will my oldest son will push and I will load the wheelbarrows.

    As knox states best help that I do not have to pay. Now what I will usually do is take her out to lunch at a nicer place while she is working with me.

    Matt
     
  5. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    My wife was like yours the first couple of times but after she got the hang of it
    she became a great help.

    It takes a little patience on both sides. She is not one of the guys and you are her boss.

    A little patience and time should make it work out fine.
    Good Luck
    :)
     
  6. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Posts: 828

    My wife tells me I'm a hard ass jerk to work for. lol


    Apparently "chop chop, lets go we got work to do" doesn't appeal to her.
     
  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452



    That's my line :laugh:, my wife is the best help I ever had as well


    Hope she does not see this and ask for a raise :rolleyes:
     
  8. Grassman67

    Grassman67 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    My wife is not allowed on my equipment since she ran over my electric meter and destroyed it. LOL
    Thankifully it was mine instead of a customers.
     
  9. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    If thats your wife in your avatar, then pay her, my friend, and pay her well.
     
  10. ANA Proscapes

    ANA Proscapes LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 68

    My wife ran my shoveling crew a couple winters ago. We had a ton of snow that winter. She did a real good job keeping every one going and making sure stuff got done right. The only issue was that they shoveled condos on my route. For some reason she thought that I could get closer to things with the plow and not leave "small" piles where they had to shovel. The guys thought it was funny to see us fight about it. She just doesn't understand plowing snow.
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