Why does every rookie do this?

Discussion in 'Employment' started by xstatikplus, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. indplstim

    indplstim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

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  2. Seth Burgess

    Seth Burgess LawnSite Member
    from UK
    Messages: 20

    You'd think the buggers would notice that they've not cut anything when they turn around to do the next stripe!
  3. Steve Voss

    Steve Voss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    both guys in the back yard,, when one could dip out early, and get the blower started before I am finished mowing.
  4. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    Classic rookie mistake: forgets to blow off the back patio or deck. And we've all done it.
  5. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,358

    I too mow initials into lawns... Or intricate patterns and designs...

    I have kind of gotten a name for it in my area...

    Pretty cool...
  6. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    One of the guys at church came to help one day. I put him on the ZT and I started the trimming and other things. He finished the entire yard, 45000 sq ft when I saw what he did, left the deck in transport mode. His nickname is now "Remow"
  7. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,732

    I've had guys blow off areas that had been mowed, but hadn't been trimmed yet. Real annoying to have to go back a second time.
  8. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,362

    Noobs never place safety cones around their truck/trailer. Oh wait.....I think I am the only old timer that does that.
  9. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,732

    We do that, around here's it's the law if you've got a commercial vehicle and parked by a curb or roadside, you must have cones. You see all the utilities, and even most delivery trucks that are stopped for more than a minute or so doing it. Teenage girls + cell phones + VW bugs = new underwear.
  10. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    Mowing in transport is one thing.

    When we hire a guy, 9/10 when i show them how I want them to mow, how to run the mower etc. Ill go inside the office and let them mow the front. When I come back out i canhear something different, offcourse they forgot to turnthe blade on.

    That and missing areas with the trimmer. I chalk it up to not knowingthe properties and what needs to be trimmed. I know off the top of my head what/where needs to be trimmed on each property do to experience, them not so much.

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