Customer offers you a beer on the job.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by naturescaretaker, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    A customer offers you a beer while working in their yard, opened, what do you do?
  2. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    I dont drink on the job, if you got pulled over for having a light out on the trailer and he smelled beer... big trouble
  3. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Depends on the customer. Last job of the day and a long time customer, I would stop and have a beer with them. That means one beer and not six. Sometimes they just want to talk and what a great ice breaker. Have been doing a LCO a favor while he recovers from surgery and his customers offer me beer at 1000 and that is a different matter, FREE BEER IS GOOD
  4. richard coffman

    richard coffman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    well, If it was opened, and they offered it to me, I'd come up with some excuse and tell them that i can't drink this while I'm still at work and got more work to do, i could get in trouble and loose my license. better to play it safe than not.
  5. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,042

    It depends on if I was thirsty or not. End of the day, one beer BFD.
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    an OPEN CAN OF BEER? no way, i'd tell them i can't drink on the job.
  7. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,313

    I like to drink. :D

    not on the job though :angry:
  8. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    If its past noon, and they offer me a beer I will always accept it! Nothing like tipping up a cold one on a hot summer day! One beer and that is it, unless its my last stop for the day, then its a 2 beer maximum. Infact its funny that you bring this up. I always set this one customer up to be the last house i visit because every time i am done cutting the grass he will come out with a beer and we will sit and talk it up for about 5-10 mins and we have been doing this for several months now! BTW its only 1 mile from my home and 2 beers does not get me legally drunk!
  9. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Yep and I am the pope. Bob
  10. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    Funny, im 6'3, 240 lbs and 2 beers puts me over the legal limit, drunk or not, you may not pass a breathalizer

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