Working 7 days

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by South Florida Lawns, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    Seems to happen to us to a couple times a month during season!! Loosing half day here half day there adds up throughout the week.

    I definitely don't schedule it. Try and keep enough clients to stay busy for the whole week, if I tried and schedule Saturday and Sunday when would we catch up the rain outs?

    Sundays has become a maintenance day for tucks and equipment, as much as I try and keep up on it throughout the week something always needs done on Sunday!
  2. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Messages: 5,957

    Season only last so long guys work while you got it :)

    unless you're in FL, TX or Cali lol
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    A lot of my guys that worked for big companies did Monday-Thursday 40hrs a week Fridays are for catching up.
  4. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Smart way to operate as you get bigger, more efficient and it forces you to control your OT.
  5. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    In 25yrs. never ran my crews on sunday...not ever.:usflag:
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    For Years I worked 7 days a week and it didn't get me any thing extra except head aches. Now I only work part time but I do several Commercial accounts on Sunday when no one is around. Yes on my days off I get occasional calls and do the work that day.

  7. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    I have my guys working 10 hours plus......this year we have been working 4 12 or 13 hour days because we are to another expansion point. Trying to make the next 10 or 12 weeks without hiring another person if I can and then hire the next guy in early spring.
  8. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    That's great to hear Mike!! How many guys you got now? You running 2 crews?
  9. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,200

    Poet how are you getting your guys to do quality work day in and day out? I see a lot of these crews when the owner is not out in the field lose alot of work. Yes they lose alot and gain work. It's a continuous cycle. My busines has a very high retention rate due to our high quality. But I oversee every yard. We only lose work when a house sells ect.
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