Got the first call of the year yesterday!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MowingMowingMowing, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. MowingMowingMowing

    MowingMowingMowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 526

    Phone rang yesterday and guess who it was....a new customer???.... an existing customer???..... a big landscaping job???....

    Lol no it was none of the above. It was a guy calling and asking for a job lol. Said he was searching websites in the area and was wondering if I was hiring... what a let down lol
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,508

    I get that too from time to time. Had a wife insist I should hire her husband because in her words " he is f-ing good at that shizz". I asked why he didn't call himself, she said he was sleeping. Unbelievable.
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  3. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    :laugh::laugh::laugh: you should have asked her how much she would pay you to get him out of the house
  4. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    (them)"I've been cutting grass for years, you hiring?"(me) No.(them) Why not?(me) Cause my 12 year old son can out work you. People that know how to work in this business are not looking for jobs. We are looking for accounts.
  5. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,239

    I had a woman call me and leave a message for her husband. You could tell it was a pre written list of skills that her husband had, saying how he needed work. Well, I am only a one man show and don't need/want any help. I was going to call and let them know that I didn't need help......He didn't answer!.......or return my call! LOL!
  6. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Messages: 1,123

    I get those calls too. One guy told me he wanted an estimate, and when I got out there he said I could cut his yard if I gave him a job.
  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I've got a couple phone calls/emails from people wanting a job...doesn't happen too often but maybe once or twice a year. In one email the person was saying how hard a worker he was and how he's qualified for the work, yet he couldn't put a basic sentence together with proper spelling and grammar.

    I occasionally need some help when I get real busy but I have plenty of guys I know from working with them at other jobs that are willing to help me when I need it.
  8. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,782

    Got one yesterday. Don't really mind. I just politely thank them for calling and tell them I'm solo and don't have any employees. If I had a "brick and mortar" business, I wouldn't give the time of day to someone who called instead of showing up in person, but this business is a little different. Not too many of us have offices with a sign out front.
  9. MowingMowingMowing

    MowingMowingMowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 526

    I told him to submit his resume through my site.... and big surprise, he never submitted it.
  10. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    So you would be paying him to cut his yard?

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