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Take the scrub test

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawrence stone, Jun 23, 2000.

  1. GrassMaster

    GrassMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Hello Everybody:<p>Anybody can operate a computer, but it's what you do with it that makes the difference.<p>If ya want to help people, well do it?<p><p>----------<br>GrassMaster - Home: www.lawnservicing.com<br>My Start Up Page www.lawnservicing.com/startup/
     
  2. crew

    crew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    Right on TGC,we all need a laugh evry once in a while.The comment about the $25 cut,IMHO,gets to the heart of the scrub debate.Truth be told,I cut a lawn for $23 per week.Its about 1m and happens to be in the midst of a group of ten that i have.What I will never do anywhere but here is admit that.Because then every weenie with a dinky lawn expects the same.By my own defenition,there is a scrub who refers some people to me(he has all the work he can handle by virtue of low prices).He first tells them what he would charge and if i want the job i have to give them the hard sell and long explanations.Ijust get tired of it .If i want to make money i apparently have to charge more than you.On one hand,good for you. On the other,WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU NOT WANT TO MAKE MORE.If the market will bear it,RAISE YOUR PRICE! I know the market will bear it because I CHAGE M0RE THAN YOU.So please,all scrubs,make more money and make my life a little easier and Raise your price.
     
  3. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,401

    You might be a scrub if .... you keep an extension cord on your trailor.<p>
     
  4. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    Guido,<br>Your on fire...but, I must ask...how many properties did you maintain this week?
     
  5. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    toroguy, thanks I think?? Read my profile and you'll get a good idea, but here a quick one for you. Used too be in lawncare, not licensed, but I paid my taxes, had insurance, etc. Made a killing 100 lawns mixed 70% residential, 30% commercial, all $30 or over, and that was over 2 years ago. I'm in the Air Force now fulll time. I'm a pavements specialist and heavy equipment operator. I know it doesn't sound like much, just trveling around the world, building, inspecting, and repairing the runways that get our great planes in the air to win us some wars!!!! When I am at my home base (Germany right now) I also am the military memeber in charge of our grounds maintenance shop. We do all the base maintenance and construction. The only thing I don'tmee with is the applicating side ( we hve a seperate antomology shop/career field) and irrigation systemds (the plumbing shop takes care of that, we just trench for them). I'm having a tremendously succesful Air Force career so far and plan on continuing it for another 18 years. When I retire from the Air Force, I plan on starting up full time in grounds maintenance. I work on a &quot;dream&quot; business plan during my free time, that I don't spend on here. I hope those are good enough credentials!! And everyone have a happy 4th!! Its not just about the fireworks though!<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
     
  6. bdemir

    bdemir LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Do they bend blades in the air force, LOL just kidding.
     
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 11,810

    They just buy 500$ hammers Bedmir, lol
     
  8. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    If they bend a blade, they buy a new mower! No tune-ups either, just new engines! If the AF were a business they'd be going bankrupt a ong time ago!<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
     
  9. bill phagan

    bill phagan Guest
    Messages: 0

    I think the above comments are actually more positive than negative.......and the levity is most important. When I had my 40 man operation, I would've welcomed any and all humor just to get me thru the summer months...equipment in ponds, employees not showing up, poor quality work and sending them back, theft, damages, administrivia, employee disappointments and all the rest. I concur completely with being positive, educating and not disparaging. Also a good way to get stuff off your chest. Just need to &quot;vent&quot; sometimes. And really, we are laughing at ourselves and that's good.<br>
     
  10. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    The value of your truck doubles with a full<br>tank of fuel. :)<p>Karl<br>
     

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