Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

Messed Up


Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-11-2012, 01:11 AM
LawnCareKnox LawnCareKnox is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 3
LawnCareKnox is on a distinguished road
Default Messed Up

Hey everyone,

So It rained here pretty hard for a few days. I had a guy scheduled that day and called to let him know I would obviously need to reschedule. I had to leave a message so I did. Next day I called back to tell him I was coming out even though still wet I needed to stay on, or as close to schedule as possible.. No answer and again another message left. I decided to go on out get it done. When I got there the front lawn was cut and their was a little fat kid in the back pushing a mower and some other guy supervising. I introduced myself he said the owner wasn't home. When I told him I was the one cutting the lawn previously he just smirked and said he will tell the owner I stopped by.... Wtf?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 09-11-2012, 06:02 AM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 670
Rep Power: 4
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Sounds like a blessing to me. :-)

You don't want or need a customer like that.
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-11-2012, 10:37 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,540
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I am sorry that happened. Keep us posted if you find out anything more about this. Who knows, maybe it's some unemployed relative?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-11-2012, 11:35 AM
Apex Lawn & Landscape Apex Lawn & Landscape is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pittsburgh suburbs
Posts: 384
Rep Power: 0
Apex Lawn & Landscape is on a distinguished road
Default

What Sprinkler Buddy said! Ron and rescheduling is a common issue with anyone in the outdoors industry . *******s will be *******s..mowing wet grass is not good for your mower and the yard will lol like **** no matter what you do... Don't sweat it man, on to the next . Let the summertooths take on those customers.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-11-2012, 11:55 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

That guy will only hold the lawn till it rains again. The customer was a tool.

I just had 3 days of rain in a row and when I attempted to reschedule a pressure washing job. The guy was telling me to come out in a thunderstorm and do it. He ended up cancelling on me which in a way is good because he was a impatient ***.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-11-2012, 02:08 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Your schedule just opened up for someone who will pay you MORE and not be an a$$.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-11-2012, 02:11 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

nobody needs to work for people like that and when they show their true colors they are doing you a favor.

any customer with common sense is well aware that any industry that is effected by weather runs into situations like these.

regardless of what you are doing and what you are charging it does not mean that if you get the job you are gonna put your safety or the well being of your equipment at risk nor are you gonna take the chance in causing harm to the property you are working on and create more work and expense for yourself.

what would this @sshat say if your mower created turf damage?

he would go from complaining that you did not cut it in the rain to you ruined my yard.

when the red flag comes up, it is time to move on because there are hundreds and thousands of potential customers out there and there is no need to work for the @sshats of the world.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-04-2012, 04:41 PM
Yard Elements Yard Elements is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 6
Yard Elements is on a distinguished road
Default

I think you are all girls..... LOL We mow in rain or shine.... It rains so much here if you skipped a lawn because of rain you would be out of business. I climb trees and cut them down in the rain too... Loggers log in the rain, you not cutting a golf green get some rain gear and be a man. LOL
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I messed up :( devuono311 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 5 04-03-2010 03:39 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 03:33 PM
by biglee
160 12,062
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 01:23 PM
Today 03:27 PM
by biglee
17 771
Pavers
crieg122
10-28-2014 02:49 PM
Today 12:49 PM
by Steve
6 279
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
Yesterday 02:53 PM
Today 12:00 PM
by Steve
6 199
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:59 PM
Today 11:56 AM
by Steve
5 595
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
Today 09:53 AM
by Max Wagner
30 2,546
Gie-review / What's new...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-25-2014 09:19 AM
Today 09:30 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 492
Business Name
sanchez5
10-28-2014 11:55 PM
Today 05:51 AM
by ringahding1
10 318
"Price...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 03:21 PM
Today 05:48 AM
by ringahding1
3 166
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
Today 05:41 AM
by ringahding1
15 1,964
sod job
SGlawncare
Yesterday 08:21 PM
Yesterday 08:21 PM
by SGlawncare
0 26
Difference between lawn...
sanchez5
10-29-2014 04:20 PM
Yesterday 02:08 PM
by Steve
2 199
My Newest Toy (B.P....
Dan Tanner
10-23-2014 05:50 PM
10-29-2014 12:26 PM
by Steve
6 552
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-28-2014 11:08 PM
by SGlawncare
4 912
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-28-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
1,193 341,161
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 12:03 PM
10-28-2014 02:37 PM
by crieg122
4 424
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 07:55 AM
10-28-2014 04:56 AM
by Billy Goat
2 365
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
10-27-2014 10:36 PM
by SGlawncare
12 1,281
new to the forum
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 02:52 PM
10-27-2014 12:14 PM
by Steve
1 386
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:41 PM
10-26-2014 10:59 AM
by stevef1201
13 749
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 04:14 PM
10-26-2014 07:45 AM
by Mr. Mow
5 517
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 09:19 PM
10-25-2014 12:09 PM
by biglee
10 652
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
10-21-2014 06:20 AM
10-25-2014 11:46 AM
by crieg122
6 643
hey everyone
robert8509
10-22-2014 08:16 PM
10-24-2014 11:07 PM
by robert8509
7 544
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 08:07 AM
10-23-2014 11:08 PM
by Chilehead
2 463
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
10-20-2014 06:33 AM
10-23-2014 05:55 PM
by biglee
13 800
Hi from SoCal
Jmoney
10-23-2014 11:29 AM
10-23-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
1 423
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-23-2014 12:33 PM
by Steve
5 898
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
10-23-2014 06:12 AM
by ringahding1
4 725
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
10-22-2014 01:27 PM
by Steve
6 789
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
10-22-2014 01:23 PM
by Steve
3 751
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
10-22-2014 07:47 AM
by ringahding1
4 1,744
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
10-21-2014 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 1,036
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
10-21-2014 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 893
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
10-21-2014 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 622
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
10-20-2014 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 2,222
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-20-2014 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,721
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
10-20-2014 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 593
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
10-20-2014 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 662
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
10-20-2014 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,117
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
10-20-2014 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,657
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
10-20-2014 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 845
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
10-20-2014 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 694
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 1,040
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 1,338
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,747
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 1,052
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 776
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,915
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,909
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying article marketing bid blades bush care charge collections subcontractor decorating deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches employee problems estimate exmark ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business honda how much to charge how to installation introduction landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing monthly mulch mulch price new mower ordinance patio install podcast pto redmax reo running a business scag search engine optimization seo snow snow plowing starting a business steep lawns steve stihl theft of services top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer mate pro tree truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy