20 commercial accounts

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Gene $immons, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    A local realtor with 20 stores in the area wants a bid for mowing etc.

    They insist that whenever the job is completed, that a crew member takes a ticket inside and gets paid in cash.

    Now, I'm not complaining about getting paid asap...but having employees driving around all day collecting hundreds of dollars in cash to bring to me...

    I can hear it already...Oh, sorry boss, Jose forgot his lunch money...Oh, we must have lost one of the envelopes etc..

    I prefer to mail invoices.

    Plus, I would prefer that my employees not know what I'm making on jobs.

  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    You must have a guy in charge, he is responsible.
  3. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    You Have A Crew Leader? Why Is Your Crew In Your Trucks If You Don't Trust Them?
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I feel the same way
  5. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    have you talked to them about simply monthly invoicing ?

    I dont blame you at all for not wanting it this way. I could see if you were on the jobs but cash and employees in a fairly transient job dont mix
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    yEa thats a definite NO-NO...As much as I like/trust my guys I wouldn't dare have them collect money for me on a regular basis. ESP> if the money is more than they make in a week.
  7. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    see what they say about monthly invoices and if not have one guy (crew leader) collect and its his responsability or it comes out of his pay and you know youll get your money every day or week
  8. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Take the ticket inside yourself on those days. Would hate to pass up on hundreds in cash every week.
  9. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    Do It Your Self!

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    I cant believe nobody else brought this up, but Why?
    Why would a Realtor want to pay cash in the first place, especially for all 20 locations, Sounds fishy to me.

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