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Old 11-07-2010, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by CHEESE2009 View Post
Alright, I have 20-ish leaf removal jobs to complete.

I have had the worst of luck getting them done. I managed to tackle 20 or so already, though I am running out of time.

This weather has been very crummy, and winter is near.

I WILL NOT be able to get these jobs finished...... what do I do?

I could write a formal letter explaining the uncompleted services will postpone next year, though this is no good.

It's at the point I'm getting phone calls where everyone wants first priority and I've just about had it!

One job can take me anywhere to 25 minutes to 2.5 hours - I've done all the quicker jobs, though I have quite a few bigger jobs left to do.

I have to have my trailer in storage soon (i forget the date).

What am I to do? It's been wet every day, and people have hired me specifically for the end of season leaf removal service I had advertised.

My customers will not all understand my excuse, "have we had a day without rain? No!"

so I'm kind of stuck.

Are there any other landscapers in the area you can partner with to get them done? I know it works for me if I get backed up on jobs. There are a few solo guys like myself who I can call for a day or two's worth of help if I need it. How about bringing on a couple friends or college kids, maybe try a employment agency to get you some help for a few days to finish them up. Even sub contract the job to a local company who might have less work.

The last thing you want to do is let down a customer and tarnish your rep. You might have to triage the appointments and handle your best customers and the easiest job first and then if you have too tell the others that they need to find another company to handle the job.

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