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working on sundays

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AuburnGuy, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    I do this part time. This year I plan on having 10-15 or so customers this year. Depending on rain, it is possible that i may have to do some lawns on Sunday afternoons. Have any of you run into problems from customers being at their house on Sunday afternoon?
  2. BB36

    BB36 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    I don't cut on Sundays; but some lcos I know do and their residentials don't like it.Commercials don't matter one way or the other, they're mostly closed.
  3. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    We sometimes have to cut on Sunday if we get behind due to weather. Our jobs are commercial so it does not matter to them. Long as it gets done.
  4. Kelly & Sons

    Kelly & Sons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Sometimes I work 3-4 hours on Sunday morning, never had any complaints, but... I suppose it might upset some home owners.
  5. iowapride

    iowapride LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 59

    In 9 years of business I don't think I've ever cut a residential lawn except for my own. We've done some commercials to get caught up. If I know I'm going to have to work Sunday, I will save the commercials till then just out of respect for the residential customers. If I were them, I wouldn't want a LCO or contractor working on my lawn on a Sunday.
  6. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    I have one commercial site that can only be done on Sunday but they pay 40% more because of Sunday only.
  7. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    For residentials I try not to cut on Sunday due to the noise. There were a few days this past year I had to b/c of the darn rain. I also do this 'part-time'. However, sometimes I'll do the extra jobs (i.e. mulch, seeding, etc.) on Sunday. But I will ask the homeowner first if it is okay. I haven't had a problem yet. Also, I do my one commercial job on Sunday. This is because I also clean up the parking lot and it is much easier to do without all the cars on the lot. At 9am on Sunday morning there is usually no cars in the lot. Makes my job easier.
  8. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    i have always said i work 6 1/2 days a week, commercials only on sunday if needed..
  9. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    O.K.,... I am a new, solo, part time LCO and have not cut the first lawn Yet!

    I understand about it being a "Holy Day".

    That being said,.. What is wrong with cutting on Sunday?

    As a part-timer, Saturday and Sunday Will be the main days I WILL work on.
  10. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    Commercial jobs only on Sundays. We normally work 6 days a week, but sometimes weather is a factor.

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