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Lawn Care Customer Asking Me To Dig A Hole For Their Animal?

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Joana Williams, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,042

    I was asked to dig a hole for a "departed" dog. But it was a big dog, very big. I think maybe a Burmese Mountain Dog. The dog used to scare the crap out of me every week, charging and barking. Considering the rocky soil around here, I had to pass on the job.

    Maybe if it was a chihuahua...
  2. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,421

    I’m honestly kind of surprised the guy that keeps making posts about mowing a cemetery hasn’t weighed in
  3. MowDaddy

    MowDaddy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,640

    I do a lot of freebies. Tues I snowblowed out a driveway for family that is having a rough time getting used to MN. They moved here from KY and are struggling. I help ppl when I can.
  4. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 7,712

    I am all for helping. I have enough friends so when a client calls or asks for help with a service I bill for I bill.

    In this example a client asked their service provider for a service. If you want to do this job for free have at it. I might even do it for free depending on the client or dog. They would still see the charge on the invoice with a discount voiding the charge.

    In your example you don't even offer that service and are truly just being neighborly. Which is much easier in a small town like yours. Too much attitude here in the city.
  5. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,158

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