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stop the soap opera

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by atproperty, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. atproperty

    atproperty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I count on this forum for some decisions that I am going to take into consideration and possibly change my business for the better or prevent mistakes and chare common interest.

    I am a very non political individual and dislike drama. It sounds simple but "if you don't have anything nice to say don't say it at all".

    I have read threads that I thought were silly but kept it to myself and moved on. Some folks seem to take there personal issues and carry it over to lawn site to make some poor soul feel like an idiot when he/she might not deserve it.

    You would think by this thread that I have had a problem. I actually have had none. I am just tired of reading bickering when I am trying to learn more about my business and trade. I was hoping this thread might help the problem. Who knows, it will probably cause my first hassle. If it does I can guarantee you will not get a response back. My time is too valuable.

    Its okay to kid around and joke but lets stop the girly ***** sessions.

    Notice I mentioned noone. Thats the way it should be. Lets keep it professional. Yes I know I just caused a thread about non landscaping material. It will not happen again.
  2. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

  3. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    Actually, you can learn a lot here by observing the comments of disgruntled individuals and those that think their way is the only way. You have to be able to sort out the rhetoric and sarcasm, from the legitimate and usable advice. But, you can learn what and what not to do in this business, just by reading some of the posts and replies. I find some of it hilariously entertaining at times.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have to agree with you Dennis
  5. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    your a crackhead arent you atproperty?:)
  6. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Not taking any sides here, but I found that the ones who start these threads are just opening themselves up for the very thing there complaining about. If I don't like the way a thread is headed, I just go on to the next one. Like I said, not taking sides here. Just my 2 cents.
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    If you can't stand a little arguing on a Internet forum how are you ever gonna handle a disgruntled customer???? It sounds simple but if you don't like the what your reading then DON'T read it!

  8. fastlane

    fastlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    That's the problem. You must read the bickering first. Then you know if you wasted your time!
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    that's right kid, what are you gonna do when a disgruntled client confronts you? tell him about high lift blades? ask him his opinion on a mulching kit? to bag or not to bag? door hangers or flyers? BORING.......
  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    The bickering does not usually start till page 2 :D


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