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tried to pull a fast one on me !!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dcgreenspro, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    I have a client whose husband has been diagnosed with cancer. They are good friends with my mom, so she asked me to cut them a break and i did. Easy 50 dollar lawn that i do for 40. Normally, this wouldn't matter if i was doing extras for them but they don't need me for a thing.
    Anyway, I give them a price for a once a week cleanup. They have lots of trees around the property. She tells me to come when she calls, if she calls at all. I told her it will be more. She sends an email yesterday telling me that she wants leaves done. I told her i will be by to give an estimate. I really want to drop these people but i don't want to upset my mother...what would you do?
  2. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Messages: 507

    huh, i remember a thread about this lady telling all her friends how much you charge her for the mowing,she was giving out prices for you i think..
  3. apowell18

    apowell18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    How close is your mom and this lady??? I didn't get the problem in your post??? You have given them a discounted rate already. Keep them as long as they know their rate is because of WHO they are not WHAT you are doing.
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Having been through cancer myself that is something you want to handle with "kid gloves." I would give the estimate, remember to be fair to both them and you.
  5. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    i guess i am trying to please too many people at one time. i need to drop this lady even though her neighbor now wants my services. both lawns have way too much shade and probably about 10% healthyt turf on both properties. looks like i am gonna have to talk with my mom.

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