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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JB1, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    Heard this comment yesterday from a LCO

    "We like to underbid and be a lot cheaper than all the others, cause we like to stay busy"

    I guess there is a difference between having a job or having a business.
     
  2. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,322

    or heaving a fun (busy and business...)
    if they like to pay customers for cutting their grass just to stay busy - good for them
    can't beat that
     
  3. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,322

    hope, it doesn't cost them too much
    later-on they'll start making money, but right now they can relax an have some fun

    they have fun from 8 to 5; go to fun at 8, at 12 they taking break, and in 12:30 they coming back to fun; end to make fun at about 5 - good job, pretty busy, nice to have funny business with them
     
  4. Lawn Pawn

    Lawn Pawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from zone 3
    Messages: 568

    Years ago.... the shop foreman came into work, was a cold windy fall day.

    Told us, "I Saw Denny on the high bridge walking to work. Stopped and asked if he wanted a ride.

    Told me.... No thanks, I'm in a hurry."

    Makes as much sense as working just to keep busy.
     
  5. DixieFerris

    DixieFerris LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Love that quote. We like this one when someone tells us that our price is a little high

    "Well sorry but after factoring in everything from workers comp, to insurance, to gas, taxes, wages and more, your job will net us about 12-15% at most, with everything going right and nothing breaking. Plus we will still be around in the following years when you need more done, not gone after 1 season"
     
  6. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Atlanta
    Messages: 4,228

    Well at least they know they are working for nothing. Some don't even know that. You can go broke working your @ss off or you could go broke sitting on the couch. I rather sit on the couch. Company I used to work for, the guy that was my boss did the estimating, they gave him a hard time sometimes because he would not get jobs that he bid on. His answer to them was, I have been doing this a long time, and I bid work to make money, I don't need the practice.

    I used to love that one.

    Dave...
     
  7. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    calling around for commercial bids.....

    "Sure we'll take a bid, we're always looking for someone cheaper than our current guy"
     

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