In one of my gas station accounts, I was having an enjoyable conversation pertaining to lawn care. One of the stations I manage happens to have a bed that requires a ton of work. When asked about pricing, I gave the manager a quote and was told to go ahead with the installation of mulch and plantings. Going back a bit......every manager complains of how low their budget is and that they cannot afford this and that. Ok back to the topic....I was told that our work is so much better and that our pricing is waaaaaaaaaaaay lower than the last guy (of 3 years). I receive no less than $100 per cut for 40 min. This does not include beds or hedges as they pay extra. After expenses, I clear $75 an hour. This new manager (1st year) pulls out invoices for last year and they were paying $165 per cut. This means that EVERY station manager has lied to me and told me that I was one of the highest quotes I am calling the regional manager tomorrow to discuss a possible increase without mentioning the above info or where it came from. ......... I do realize that I agreed to this price but now feel my time would be better spent on bigger things.