Well i fired him but...

Toddppm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
VA
Fired the guy stealing my jobs monday morning , told him to give my phone and gas card then adios, he said no problem and left. I didn't even mention why so i guess he knew. Well today i was doing spot weed treatments and went by a customers house and there he is installing flowers! Told him he must be crazy and went to the door to ask the lady why she would hire my guy to do side work(he obviously had this job set up ahead of time), I'm too expensive, I don't own people, she only hired me to cut grass!Gave her an estimate to mulch 1 mth ago she said was too high, guess he got that too!Told her to get him to cut her grass too and i'll send her a final bill tonight. Told him i better not see him on one of my properties again, all i could do not to strangle him. Sucks because that was a 10 min. job at $25/cut and $240 yr for fert+ weed control, approx. 400 sq. ft. But customers that would do that i don't want+@3&@+#~
 

Getmow

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
VA
Your a better man than most. He would have needed Mow Ed or one of the other EMS people here when I got through with him.
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
You gave away a $240/yr. fert customer because he was planting flowers?<p>Get ahold of yourself, guy.<p>Smile, spray the flowers and move on! :)
 

dhicks

Member
Location
Gulf Shores, AL
The guy you fired was a crook and you're better off without him. You can bet that if he screws the person (you) that puts beans and cornbread on his table, he will be quicker screw grandma. The when grandma calls you asking you to come back, tell her (with pride) to go pound sand or jack up your contract price. As far as I'm concerned, grandma and your former employee deserve each other. Ok, I'm off my soap box. <p>----------<br>--Disneyland on the Potomac - ICQ [icq]31223414[/icq]<br>www.go-emerald.com
 
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Toddppm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
VA
I won't miss her much except for the easy mowing and fert money no other work for me to get, wants the cheapest of everything.I've done bids for tree work, sod etc. only got a mulch job off her last year. Is $240/yr. high? Thats my minimum for any size yard? He'll be eating rocks trying to make money working for people like her, so be it.
 

MOW ED

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
N.E. Wisconsin
I'd even have trouble working on him but I do have a variety of large bore needles and catheters that can be inserted with great pain into places that make a grown man cry.<p>
 

southside

LawnSite Senior Member
Ouch.<br>No wonder I hate going to the doctor. :)<br>Todd, You did the right thing,I would have kicked his arse so hard my foot would've <br>touched his heart.<p>Karl<p>
 

geogunn

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
TN
this is a bad situation.<p>I kind of agree that you might not have given up the mowing, but you need to get across to this guy that you believe that your jobs are YOURS and if he wants to go independent that's fine with you.<p>HOWEVER! since your jobs are YOURS, his messing with them is the same as messing with your dog or wife. doing either of which and getting caught makes him responsible for the repurcussions.<p>good luck'<p>GEO
 
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