can you believe this guy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by draftlawncare, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. draftlawncare

    draftlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    I bidded on a Walmart two weeks got the job the bidding was really close manager calls tells me i have been awarded the contract . So i go to the store to fill out all the paper work and he tells me the guy that had the contract had it for 5 years and keeps going up on his price. so anyway the manager tells old lco he is going bid it out this year because of price increases later the manager calls the old lco tells him that he lost contract to me. HE tells the manager that we do $hitty work and that he will not be happy with us so the manager calls around checks us out everything comes back ok . manager said the old lco showed how much class he has and will not be called to bid again. I cant believe this guy would try some $hit like that i used to work with him years ago
  2. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    Maybe he was desperate at hearing that he'd lost a longtime contract and overreacted in bashing you. Let it go. Even though you know this guy and feel hurt by his comments, your good work will speak for itself. Good luck.
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Dog eat dog world out there. Some days you wear milkbone underwear.

    Glad to hear it worked out for you.
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    nothing but jealousy, dont let it bother you.
  5. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    The last desperate attempt of a deposed LCO, nothing more, nothing less. Your quality work will speak volumes above any potential haters out there. What is it they say? "Don't hate the player, hate the game"...Good luck with Wally Mart.You should have no trouble getting paid from them, I "donate" at least $ 400-500.00 a month to 'em!!:D
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Get used to it. It will happen again. Thick skin as well as a strong body are needed for this business.
  7. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    First of all watch out for the manager at Wal-Mart, How DARE the other LCO go up on his price every year! Thats rediculus he should go down THEY are Wal-Mart!

    It was crappy to down talk you thought the way he did.


    BOTURF LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I agree that the manager does not know alot about details of business as most prices on everything go up every year , and further more he shouldnt have told old lco who the new vendor was goingto be , hes playing you guys against each other . When we are called for a new bid first question is who is mowing it now and if we are friends with who ever is mowing it now we decline to bid , just a gentlemans agreement between a few lco here , a friendship is worth alot more than a 35 or 40 buck lawn jm2 cents

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Welcome to the world of yearly signed bids the suck.
  10. Tyner Lawn Service

    Tyner Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    WalMart works on huge volume so they expect it too. The guy should'nt have bad mouthed you. I get a kick out of going in a discount store like those and Targets and see all the terrible help they have and think I could'nt take this whole store out and do what I do in one day but they can hire for the most part sloppy help and when we go thru the checkout line to put up with poor service we just brush it off. Can you imagine if we sent that type of help to one of our customers? Big companies have it made that way. I see where the 4 Walmart relatives are worth $20 billion apiece! Like a guy said one day "The next time you go into WalMart and think your getting a good deal,your not. their worth billions and could still lower the price some"

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