What should I do ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mkwl, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Here is the sutuation. I have an account (my nextdoor neighbor)I just finished cutting the lawn when the lady comes out, pays me and then tells me that due to the fact her husband will be unemployed next year they will MAY be unable to have me cut their lawn next spring/summer due to financial hardship. She assured my that if they must have me not cut their lawn next year, she will hire me the year after that. Right now I charge her $25 to cut and trim and blow her 1 acre property. I would like to keep cutting her lawn because she is my nextdoor neighbor and it is a good account, but I don't want to rip myself off. Note, she mentioned that if possible she will have me cut their lawn next year.
  2. tom sumter

    tom sumter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    All you can do is remain on good terms and hope she signs you up again next year. I don't think there's much else you can do.
  3. printer88

    printer88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    They will just have to mow it themselves.Being unemployed,they should have plenty of time! $25 seems cheap anyway.It is not your fault they are having hard times.
  4. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    I forgot to mention, I will be cutting their lawn for the rest of this year/season.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Did you say 1 acre?!?
  6. Mikes Lawn Landscape

    Mikes Lawn Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 458

  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Okay, so they can't afford you next year, where's the question????

    And $25 per acre:rolleyes: No wonder legitimate guys have such a hard time getting what this work is worth!:mad:
  8. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    $25 dollars for an acre?!! Whatever...

    IMPACT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    What should you do?...hmm, use the fall to find someone else to fill their spot next year. Oh yeah, BTW, charge the next client more than $ 25.00 per acre:eek:
  10. KurtisInIowa

    KurtisInIowa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    How is NOT doing a $25/acre "ripping yourself off" ? I think you'd be doing yourself a favor!!

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