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CHEESE2009 08-26-2012 10:04 PM

How do you feel, bro?
 
Early in the season, we're all so enthusiastic to get things started off!

Later on, after a month or two, how do you feel?

SECTLANDSCAPING 08-26-2012 11:13 PM

For me its the middle of the summer. The heat comes, it slows down and I feel like retiring. Instead I send someone to do all my work for me. You gotta love suckers I mean employees.

CHEESE2009 08-26-2012 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING (Post 114949)
For me its the middle of the summer. The heat comes, it slows down and I feel like retiring. Instead I send someone to do all my work for me. You gotta love suckers I mean employees.


The problem is, it slows down to a point no one wants to hire us, sure I still got all my clients on contract - but no one new coming on board during these times. Considering how slow it's gotten, I've got my second wind to go out and get more business, but nope - no one cares right now and I can't blame them.

When the grass stops growing rapidly = the season is dead.

-

I start Leaf/Snow advertising this week. Should be exciting. I can feel my back getting numb already. I'm also firing my helper at the end of October. That s.o.b became useless once Spring hit! I don't ever want him back, unless he's willing to move is lazy a$$ and apply himself.

Simmo 08-27-2012 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CHEESE2009 (Post 114950)
I'm also firing my helper at the end of October. That s.o.b became useless once Spring hit! I don't ever want him back, unless he's willing to move is lazy a$$ and apply himself.

I hope your s.o.b helper doesn't read this forum... If he does he might not be in the next few days and in direct competition next week :eek:

Simmo.

bluebird 08-28-2012 08:38 PM

I was dragging in june due to the heat. my endurance improved, felt stronger as time went on. i havent advertised much but the calls are still coming in .

CHEESE2009 08-29-2012 01:33 PM

The results are very interesting!

From what I can tell, we're all a bunch of season hating azzholes!

:D

We're not alone!

SECTLANDSCAPING 08-29-2012 01:37 PM

The interesting part is during the off-season we look forward to it. Then once the ball is rolling we're like when will it stop.:D

stevef1201 08-30-2012 05:22 PM

Around 11 AM I start praying for rain so I can go home

CHEESE2009 08-30-2012 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevef1201 (Post 115165)
Around 11 AM I start praying for rain so I can go home

We all do, we pretend to hate it... but we love rain.... just don't tell the clients. ;)

dpld 08-30-2012 07:41 PM

i say give me all your money and disappear you bastards.

we are just about hitting the final 3 month push for the season with the lovely leaf season coming up and this year has been a very taxing year with help and weather.

this is only the second or third year in 23 years that the season can not end soon enough.
maybe i am getting older or what have you but after 23 years and solid success i think i am on the cusp of making a major change in my business.

even though i have had the success i still feel as though i could be further along and after all these years i finally realized that as long as i am still getting bogged down with being on the job i will never be able to take it to that level of just managing a business.
there are limitations to how far you can go when the owner spends the lion's share of his time on the jobs.


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