Why haven't you trimmed the bushes????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A1 Grass, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    My friends Mother-in-law, who gets her yard mowed for $30 ($5 off per mow) asked me, in an angry voice, WHY HAVEN'T YOU TRIMMED THE BUSHES??? I guess she doesn't remember me saying that $30 covers mow/trim/blow ONLY.

    I wonder what she's going to do when she gets the $250 bid I taped to her door today? (heh heh) :confused:
  2. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't ya just love those kinda people:D
    Keep us posted on your next conversation with her.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I love those types too. That is why I put my foot down to servicing family members. I only do my grandmothers and that is all. I used to do a lot more but they always tried to take advantage of me, so I have it as a policy no family members.
  4. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, recently I could've picked up 4 or 5 customers but they were all friends. I hate working for friends. They'll take advantage of you even if they don't know they're doing it.

    The one's that want everything for free are the most aggravating. I'm starting to slowly weed them out. It seems like they're the same one's who are also slow to play.:mad:
  5. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    No family, no friends, and no mowing for neighbors.

  8. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Question is, what are you going to do when she doesn't pay the invoice?
  9. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I hate doing friends. I am doing a friends mothers lawn and she has a bill for a month over due. I am not doing it till i get paid. As for my granny. She pays every time i mow. And yes i charge her. She would have to pay someone anyway.
  10. maple city

    maple city LawnSite Senior Member
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    We are bidding on a commercial property, a condo neighborhood with common areas that we would mow. When we spoke to the lady that runs the place for the first time, she complained that the people doing the work now weren't trimming her trees. It made me wonder if it was bid in their contract that they would do all tree work along with mowing, or if she just assumed they would. I made it clear in my bid that any tree work would not be included in the weekly mowing price. I don't want her complaining about us to another LCO in a couple of years!

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