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First hit from the economy

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by deltascapes, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. deltascapes

    deltascapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    After 12 yrs. of service to a fast food resraurant, I got a LETTER saying they were going with someone else because they were cheaper. Last year i had the area manager give me an excellent report for the year. The manager told me headquarters went over his head and made this decision. THis was a total of 6 restaurants.
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    tht sucks!!!!
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I feel your pain....

    I just got dumped by Sierra Homes, Been doing the model for 3 yrs.

    because of home sale slump. they got some Cheep lowballers.

    I have a feeling I'll be back because she " one of the employees" " not going to say a name" told me they were doing it for 75.00
    we were at 175.00 Per week

    Man that was 700.00 per month. NOT a TON...BUT OUCH...

    Best of luck
  4. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    Sorry to hear that

    These are hard economic times for all, for some a good excuse to switch service on price point alone. Surly you did not expect the local Manager to risk his own job for you:confused: While he might have questioned upper management's choice, he needs his job too. Saving cash is king in the current economy.

    I can only hope our loyal long term commercial customers give us the opportunity to place counter bids if their considering to lower their Lawn & landscape maintenance expense.

    We can say lawn maintenance is becoming recession proof ONLY if your able to keep your cost lower than your competition.

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