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Bid help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rcslawncare, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 995

    i don't have a bad attitude at all. i just dont like lazy people who want other people to do the work for them. and i don't like part time guys. sorry.
  2. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I wasn't really referring to you Mahoney. Your more of a follower anyway, nothing really original to say in any of your posts.

    Although, I agree that most leg work should be done prior to asking for help, I've also seen alot more advice, on alot less information. When a senior member turns around and blast someone in the way a certain individual did...it's just not right. What kind of message does that send really? Why even be here, or better yet, why even post a damn reply. Get off your high horses and remember you were right where RC is now, asking the same questions in probably the same manner. I think some folks need to realize how there coming across....especially as a senior member as there words carry a much heavier weight with them. After all, that's why we're here on sites like this to begin with; to help and learn more about the industry so one can further themselves and their businesses.
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 9,409

    If you use Bing maps in the bird's eye view mode, it has a scale be make it easier to estimate area.
  4. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 995

    haha i'm glad you follow my posts...i thought i had free time on my hands, lol, and oh yeah thanks for the dr. phil moment, it was touching! :)
  5. motox391

    motox391 LawnSite Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 39

  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I'm for helping anyone out. When I got started and even before then, I never asked, "what mower should I get" or "how do I bid commercial properties" or "what is the best trimmer" or "how do I sharpen my blades" or maybe "how much would YOU charge on this property"? As if they already know what it should be when really they want to know just how bad they'll have to take it when they find out they're price is way off. I read countless threads to the tune of thousands to get to the ones with real meaning that are well written. I mean thousands. My membership date is fairly new but for 3+ years I read threads in here before I even signed up to be a member. There are so many threads like this one that it would take months to read them all yet instead of reading and learning from them, they just make a new thread so they can hopefully get a quick answer. I say go out and do the best you can, learn from YOUR mistakes and build your business off of your experience. Too many young guys (and older too) feel they can just jump right in and be like someone that's owned and operated a business for 20 years. They find out quick that it doesn't happen that way then learn about this site, don't read up on anything before they get started then fire away with common every HOUR questions. I think some that are getting on here have spent a week or two thinking about doing it and jump right in blindfolded. They haven't spent any time to learn even the littlest things.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2010
  7. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I know where your coming from. I see alot of this on PS as well as some different industry forums. With so many guys being out of work......blah blah blah. I know it's difficult to keep ones cool at times, especially when there bottom line is being cut into time and time again by "low ballers", mostly newbies....we (the established & experienced guys) tend to focus our frustration and anger towards those newbies here on the forums as if their the actual guys under cutting us in the real world. Even more so when forum etiquette isn't acknowledged. However the thing that gets me is the way some of the more seasoned guys interact with the....less knowledgeable at times. It just goes back to the olé saying; If you don't have anything nice to say.....

  8. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    rolleyes.gif Ah, you must be the forum clown of LS. I didn't know I was in the presence of such greatness. aWeAreNotWorthy.gif


  9. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 995

    hahaha!!! if i'm the clown then your the joke!
  10. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Don't you know it. :rolleyes:

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