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Mowing on easter?!?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by flyingdutch16, Apr 8, 2012.

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Mowing on easter?

  1. Yes

    14 vote(s)
    13.9%
  2. No

    87 vote(s)
    86.1%
  1. flyingdutch16

    flyingdutch16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Just wondering who is all mowing on easter? Im only mowing my own lawn but that is about it. If it wasent for the mulch guy closing early yesterday i would be mulching today too.
     
  2. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Messages: 315

    No i actually have a LIFE... And a Family.
    We finished everything yesterday. Its also a sunday.. we never work on sundays unless it rains..
     
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    You have got to be kidding.
     
  4. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Messages: 315

    Haha I was!
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  5. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    on lunch right now but will have done 10 residential yards by the time the day is over with......
     
  6. flyingdutch16

    flyingdutch16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    I decided not to cut today, dont wanna ruin my blades with those easter eggs all over the yard!
     
  7. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Nope.

    I don't work Sundays unless I'm really backed up as a result of the weather, but even so, I wouldn't work a major holiday/Sunday.

    People don't want/expect you to either.
    I worked 3 jobs yesterday where they paid me an extra "tip" for "coming over on a holiday weekend". That was nice of them.
     
  8. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    Easter is generally a religious holiday so those who aren't religious might not hold the holiday as something special.

    as far as those not expecting you to work on the holiday/sunday. tell that to the 10 residentials I'm mowing today. they all called me to make sure I would be there to cut there grass today because I am behind from last week and it's getting long.

    any time I fall behind its expected I work the weekend to catch up. holiday or not, sunday or not.
     
  9. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    I have told my customers that I do not work on Holidays and Sundays, they not only have no problem with my decision I suspect they in turn have more respect for my services rendered and regards for their neighbors as well. I would never have any customer dictate to me how I was to work much less have 10 customers contact me to make sure I was going to mow their lawn, regardless how far behind I was. Nice to know I work for myself and that my customers will never have me as well trained as some I have read about.
    easy-lift guy
     
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Anything on Sunday will wait till Monday. On Easter, I do nothing from sun down Good Friday until Monday.
     

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