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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.

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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.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:14 PM
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The old service was slow.
poorly serviced
other plower could have gone out of business (it's been a great year)
got a DUI
truck died...
Well one said they were trying to get a lower price. I doubt that theyll get that here. Its a jerk move to let someone go half way through the season to save a few bucks.

The other didnt say what happen to the other guy. It is a marina not sure why they would be open in snowy conditions anyway.
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Well one said they were trying to get a lower price. I doubt that theyll get that here. Its a jerk move to let someone go half way through the season to save a few bucks.
not cool at all


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The other didnt say what happen to the other guy. It is a marina not sure why they would be open in snowy conditions anyway.
they maybe working on boats year round or they may need a path around the buildings for fire trucks
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I havent heard back from either one. They must of thought they were calling weekend warrior.


Seeing some nice new equipment for sale. lol


Starting to get like this....
http://www.tvspots.tv/video/14203/DUNKIN-DONUTS**PLOW

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Starting to get like this....
I know that feeling to well and it's not funny
What % of your plowing is per push and what % seasonal
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I know that feeling to well and it's not funny
What % of your plowing is per push and what % seasonal
I'm about 95% seasonal. So I cant complain besides the PM expecting me to plow every snow flake that falls now.

You ever have your salt freeze? Last night was like chipping ice cubes off a block of ice. I had to use a ax to cut it up. It was still to thick to put through the spreader so we chucked it out the bed.

I thought I needed a new pump on my plow too. It wouldnt move at all. Had to drive it on the roads in the down position. Go out to mess with it this morning and all is good. I think something electrical froze?
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Had to drive it on the roads in the down position. Go out to mess with it this morning and all is good. I think something electrical froze?
If you have a fisher you can jack it adjust the chain to hold it up. When was the last time you Di-Electric greased your plugs (truck to plow) if there is any water in the plugs turns to ice and will block the power/signal.
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If you have a fisher you can jack it adjust the chain to hold it up. When was the last time you Di-Electric greased your plugs (truck to plow) if there is any water in the plugs turns to ice and will block the power/signal.
That might be part of the problem. That was the first thing I was going to do but it lifted first try. I think ice froze in the connectors.

If I wasnt out alone because of the lack of snow. I couldve had another truck bring a jack but I was like a 1/2 mile from home. So I drove it with a cop behind me and all.
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Have you been following these weather reports?

I hear anything from 1" to 20". Thats a big difference! Imagine bidding like that? Its going be $50 or $900.








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They are saying 8 to 12 here. I am not betting on it
Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me
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At the end of article that says "New England will be Buried this Weekend". It briefly talks about it will snow 2" a hour if two storms collide. Hmmmmm, that sounds like that perfect storm nonsense about Sandy.
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