i have a client, he owns 2 homes, i do them myself, on sunday. for 5-6 yrs, i've been doing his-grasscutting, shrub trimming, and fall leaves. he asked for a price last year on landscaping for one of the houses. i quoted it. he said too much$$$. fine. TODAY, i go to mow, the entire place has been landscaped. it was easily 6-8 grand worth of work (my prices). he hired someone else to do it. it looks like crap, but, oh well. does this end the relationship? my initial instinct was to knock on the door, and lay into him. i stopped, took a deep breath and said, "hey, i'm getting $40 a week to mow the lawn, it takes me less than 25 minutes solo. this shouldn't change anything." then, i shot grass clippings into his new mulch when i cut the grass, forgot to blow off the sidewalks, skipped the weedwacking, and went on my way. how does him hiring out effect your relationship? or does it, at all?