We've always had basic guidelines for our employees. Some start the job and are fine by the first week, others they dont seem to get it months later... I thought if they dont have one already, why not have a LAWNSITE lawncare employee book for dummies? If any of you have had an "odd" occurance with an employee or something that really bugs you about new guys, what they dont or cant do correctly and seems they just need more up front knowledge about it, please post it here. Something simple like "trimming", would show the correct and in-correct ways to do it. Simple as it may be for most of us, i still have employees to this day that i find out they botched trimming around tree bases, tried to line/trim a pavement driveway, only to leave a nice 12" patch parrallel to the driveway much shorter than the mower cut the lawn at, obviously looks goofy. I have had guys NOT start mowing close to the triailer, but drive to the far end of the property, the middle, or anywhere in between and THEN turn the blades on to start, forget to put the mower down, numerous times. Ive had guys, usually when 2 or more zero turns are on a site, one drives straight through, at some funny angle across an entire lawn after all the striping looks nice.. you know what im talking about, looks like you just crossed out all your nice work :/ I want to put something together in word, turn it into a PDF that company owners here can download at will that will have numerous correct/in-correct photos that anyone here has submitted. Im sure you have a slew of them just like i do.