never had someone request this before. met the customer 3 weeks ago. gave him 7 references. he contacted all of them. he was worried that i couldn't handle a lot his size (mind you...he has less than 1/2 acre..wth). 3 of the references i gave him were 3 million dollar homes +...sitting on 5-7 acres. all gave him positive things to say about me. he wants to hire me on a trial basis for the month of april and then talk about a monthly payment from may - december customer request that his lawn be cut on Friday..and no mowing between 2-4 (kids nap during this time). i'm almost about to tell him nevermind....who doesn't need money, but this guy! i almost feel insulted that he'd suggest using me on trial. even tho, truthfully, if you don't have a contract, you're basically on trial. anyone dealt with anyone similar to this...trouble in the future? maybe i'm looking too deep into it?