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Got paid $1050 for a $175 Job

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by justanotherlawnguy, May 2, 2007.

  1. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    I was trimming some palm trees the other day and when I finished the guys girlfriend came out to pay me and handed me a gangsta roll and said "here you go $175, I didnt count it though"

    Normally I dont either, I just stick it in my pocket and go.

    For some reason, I started to thumb through it to see if it was all ones or fives. I was curious to see why the knot was so fat. I started to count. 100, 200, 300, 400, 500.....up to $1050.

    I said "there is like a grand here"

    She was as surprised as me.

    Oh well I walked away with $200 for being honest. I would have got a phone call 10 minutes down the road anyway asking for the money back anyway.
  2. shayneyasinski

    shayneyasinski LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 3

    I run a pizza place and had a guy tip me on my debit machine $60 bucks and i said wait you hit $60 and that too much... he says if it goes through you can have it.
    nice tip .
    in your case you did the right thing as you most likely would have gotten a call .
    maybe they will hit it big in the lottery and give you a cool million for being honest???
  3. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Glad you were honest about it, and maybe she was just testing you.

    It's amazing, I've actually heard people ask "should I return the extra?" when someone accidentally over-pays them. As if anyone with any kind of integrity would have to ask that.

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