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What takes up most of your time that you wish you could get rid of?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by mhiggs, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,209

    Waiting for spring, everything else is fun even the bookkeeping
  2. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    Not doing anything related to the business is the least productive thing related to the business. Paperwork, driving, estimates....all of that is productive. But not doing anything is the worst.



    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,418

    This isnt a productive vs non productive poll. Its a what takes up the most time poll.

    There is a difference between Business time and having a life. We as human beings need time for R and R. We need sleep, and we need to be able to do nothing!

    How can you be sain working 24/7
  4. firefighter38310

    firefighter38310 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Paperwork ....paperwork ...reciepts. I am tired after a long day and I hate paperwork. I am lucky because my wife caught a billing mistake where 2 customers had been getting billed and they both owned lake property so I seldom ever saw them. Wife does all billing and I am good about putting notes and tickets in DROID mobile phone so she can pick up on her end.
    My other jobs have paper work also.
    I have made a joke...you know you have been bad in this world; when you die and you go upstairs and St. Peter tells you to start filling out the paper work.
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  5. firefighter38310

    firefighter38310 LawnSite Member
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  6. firefighter38310

    firefighter38310 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Oops missed word on my post... the customers HAD NOT been billed....lol. see I hate paperwork
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  7. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
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  8. firefighter38310

    firefighter38310 LawnSite Member
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  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Dealing with all of the complaints! LOL, just kidding.

    Like many others, the bills/banking, invoicing, expense detail, errands.

    Maintaining and fixing things doesn't take as much time but it's a bigger pain. I have spares for most things though or at least something I can use...may not be ideal but will get me by.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  10. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    have been there....but am happy to say we have made everything as efficient as possible and are very happy where we are at this time..it has taken 2 yrs to get here though....we overhauld everything from communications to equipment maintenance...we are done each day no later than 5pm....weekends off as well.

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