odd request

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    one of my lawn customers wants some extras done. she said i'm too expensive, and can she ask my employee to work for her on his day off, she would work out a fair price with him. i could feel the acid burning my asophoges. ever had this happen before?
  2. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    She would be gone in a microsecond and so would he if I knew about it.... I think this is what the legal industry calls.. " conflict of interest ".....
  3. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    I would have stopped mowing in the middle of the job, and told her I don't mow for my competitors. And if she is trying to hire your help on the weekend that is what she just became.
  4. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    YES ! I actually had one customer come straight up to me and say " I'm going to have your guy do some work for me on the side and I was just wondering how much you pay him per hour ? "
    I was flippin' mad:angry: and just walked way, she has never asked me anything remotely close to that again.....can we say clueless.........:confused:
  5. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    i get this about once a week. Can the mexican guy work for me on his day off?
  6. galagers

    galagers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Had that happen behind my back and lost the customer and my worker. Worst part he didn't have the guts to tell me he was quitting, found out when he quit answering the phone and didn't show up. That stunk he'll call back during the winter and I will get to tell him sorry I only hire dependable loyal people.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Crapola like that BG goes up my azz like a wire brush!
  8. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Sure she isn't just trying to get some extra excercise in for the big guy? :rolleyes:
  9. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    What if the work isn't landscape related?? I realized that after i posted, all the work they want to offer my guy is like:

    Basment cleaning
    pool tear down

    if they want him to do this stuff on a Sunday, or one of his days off, I could care less. But i've never gotten anything offered to him landscape related. they often follow it up with, unless you want to do it...... But i'm not going in any of these crazy people's basements:rolleyes:
  10. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    No solicitation of Employees: During and for one (1) year after the term of this Agreement, Customer will not solicit the employment of, or employ the Company's personnel, without the Company's prior written consent.

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