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I just got fired by my dad

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bln, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I have been mowing his commercial property for 7 years and never raised my rates once. The price I was charging was $55 per cut and it would of been $75 for anyone else. He just hired a company for $26. They just did their first cut and it looks horrible. Not striped, burned where they whipped, and He up charged A $30 a month weed maintenance program that I was doing for $100. I know the economey is bad but to get fired by my dad, it sucks.:cry:
  2. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    Geez, that is pretty bad to get canned by your old man! Did you all have a falling out or some kind of argument before this? I cant help but think something brought this on, other than only cost.
  3. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Nothing like that at all, as a matter of fact we are driving an hour togther to get some wings, yes they are that good. I give him heck about it because the company drives around with a sign on their truck that states " Mobil home lots $10."

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,002

    Good Grief! :dizzy:

    He'll be back once the heat starts killing his grass this summer! :laugh:

    What can you say? :waving:
  5. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,660

    Congrats! First thread on Lawnsite saying "my dad fired me":drinkup::clapping::laugh:
  6. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Hey thanks a lot charles, I appreciate the recognition of what this fine economy has come to.
  7. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I would say he should buy the wings!!! :drinkup::drinkup:
  8. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,660

    Wasn't laughing at your loss. Just the fact something never before posted has come up.
    When your dad gets very old and needs you for something. You remind him of the day he fired you. Maybe when his auto breaks down on the road and he calls. You will get to do it sooner:usflag:
  9. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 730

    As long as you're still named as beneficiary of his estate the money he's saving will come back to you,so don't let it bother you.
  10. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1,573

    why would you charge your dad? Did he charge you for all the meals growing up and rent? Family should be free

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