i was doing a cleanup at a summer home today and a guy on a scag ZTR who is a very reputible landscaper around here, comes into the driveway of the house i am working at (he was mowing next door) and he tells me that the people i am working for don't like to pay and argue about everything, he tells me that he worked for them years ago and would never do it again, even if paid upfront. He then tells me if they ever argue about the price just drop the account, it's not worth it. this guy seemed to have a genuine hatred for these people. the more i think about it, the more it makes sense, i met them only once, before they went back to their main house, they had me do the cleanup and told me to "just do whatever you think needs to be done to make the place look good" (the place looked awful before i started, it was every LCO's nightmare). what i am afraid of is that by saying "just do whatever......." they are really thinking "lets have him do everything and never pay him". the guy i was talking to, said there has been at least one LCO per year, every year. so now i am afraid that i will get stiffed. i am thinking to just drop the account after i get paid for the cleanup and grass seeding and aerating. What do you guys think??????????