What's up fellas? This is my first post, and it's going to be a long one. I've been in the business for 11 years. (Grass is my specialty, but I'm no slouch on cleanups, renovations, and basic maintenance) Name it, I've done it. Anyway, my boss is a moron. Yeah, I know you've heard that before. Just listen. This is my third season with this guy, (He pays me well, and although he's an older guy, I consider him a friend) He's a good guy but, he doesn't know #@*! EX #1: I had to print an internet article stating that it's okay to trim rhododendrons and azaleas because he emphatically stated otherwise. EX #2: Thinks I take too long maintaining equipment so a new hire is now doing it. Almost 3 months into the season and no decks have been scraped, nor fittings greased. I blow the decks whenever possible, and blades are being sharpened improperly. EX #3: Charges $45 for a lawn 15 minutes out of the way, and raises the price of two that are similar to the $45 one in time spent on the lawn $50. Keep in mind these two are throwing distance from the shop and grouped in with another in a cul-de-sac. EX #4: Doesn't feel it's important to cross-cut (We still do 80% of the time. The guys who do the cutting want to trace everything, but I'm trying to break them) EX #5: Doesn't comprehend that it takes longer to cut a lawn in April than it does in August. He understands the basics, but doesn't want to grasp the fact that it costs him more in labor. All in all, since I've been working for him things have definitely changed for the better. He does value my opinion, but it's hard for him to cope with me telling him the proper way to do something. I've only given the most recent occurrences as examples, believe me there is much more. I'm just looking for some examples of boss stupidity, whether past or present. I'd also gladly take advice from any experienced pros out there.