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Has anyone had to fire a customer?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Gecko Lawns, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,831

    And consistent measured management is the key to success.
     
  2. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,831

    I wonder if you could use "You're fired" when dumping a wife or girlfriend.
    Sounds more satisfying than "We've just grown apart".
     
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  3. Doc8406

    Doc8406 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,437

    I worked the in the "system" for 22 years.. i have seen this behavior many times.. what gets me most is when they blame everyone or thing else other then themselves!
     
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  4. Doc8406

    Doc8406 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,437

    i can see it now.. "Here's your pink slip!":laughing:
     
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  5. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,831

    So true.
     
  6. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 13,757

    Former spouses negotiate a buyout package. Wonder when prenups will have these.
     
  7. JMK26

    JMK26 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Missouri
    Messages: 12,301

    split hairs. If you say that someone is splitting hairs, you mean that they are making unnecessary distinctions between things when the differences between them are so small they are not important.
     
  8. rippinryno

    rippinryno LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,931

    Words mean different things, but in this case, firing has a meaning and we aren't in the position to fire the people who pay us. that's an oxymoron.

    I know it makes us feel better and more important when we use the word, so if you want to call that a better means of communication, fine, i figure it's more of misuse of the word.
     
  9. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Raleigh
    Messages: 1,059

    PT Barnum would have loved the internet
     
  10. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,148

    It's grammatically a misuse I agree but, like slang, I'm fairly lax about language. If the listener understands the context and meaning the speaker is trying to relay it seems a little pedantic for someone to "correct" them.

    In the context of "firing" a client for example, the phrase obviously expresses a lot of emotion and sentiment that other people who've been there can relate to. It might not accurately represent a definition written in dictionaries but in the context of one business owner relating to another there is a consistent understanding about what they are trying to express.
     

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