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Old 03-30-2012, 03:14 AM
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I know what you are saying here.

But, I try to keep my maint guys doing maint and just maint.

Landscape guys do landscape and just that too unless.

Now, why do I do that?

If assures quality control and helps to make sure that everyone knows what their responsibilities are. It minimizes mistakes and oversees. It minimizes having to come back and correct problems. It makes the customer happy to see the same people on their property each time doing the same high quality job week after week. It displaces consistency and that is what helps you retain clients.

It is so much easier to keep clients and get them to spend more money on things than have to spend your money to go out and land new ones to spend the same amount of dollars.
Because we are a service business working in a large fishbowl.
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I know Rod knows WAY more than I do about business. That being said, why not catch up on weekends with the normal crews? ...
I'm gonna take a wild guess here, and say the Rod, as owner, is also the boss. The new guy is NOT the boss.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:50 AM
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Rod, I had a young 19 yo obamao supporter fresh out of the gov't indoctrination center tell me he needed:
Guaranteed 40 hours/week,
at least $25/hour,
3 weeks paid sick
5 weeks paid vacation
eye, dental, health
a retirement plan
AND a profit sharing plan.

I left him with my crew leader and said we would discuss what he was worth to the company at lunch time.

He never made it to lunch.

At 19 I didn't even know what that stuff was, but I sure knew how to work.
And how exactly do you know he is a Obama supporter ? you guys make W haters look tame. Also I think you are F.O.S. eye ? dental ? retirement ? No interview in the history of job interviews for unskilled labor has ever gone like the above.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:53 AM
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park, I think he would have needed my boot removed from his ass if he said that to me. lol

It is amazing what kids come up with nowadays.
Boy for a man of some god you are pretty violent. this post reminds me of when you and your boys wanted to throw a blanket party for me. Remember
Mark, when you all were posting about where I lived ? And then i told you all and then you all S.F.U. ? I'll remind you, it's ST. John Indiana and I'm still waiting for the blanket party.
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I wasn't belittling the fact that rod was the boss. Absolutly what he says goes. I was just wondering why not catch up with the crew that lost the hours in a rain situation. Also, I'm looking at this business from my inexperienced perspective. I have a part time teenager for help to mow 11 residential, two duplexes, and one set of apartments. I don't have a bunch of employees on different crews doing different jobs. I'm learning here. Best way to do that is ask questions.
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Gentlemen, get back to the original thread or I close it.

OMG, tone down your remarks.

I won't say it again.
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Gentlemen, get back to the original thread or I close it.

OMG, tone down your remarks.

I won't say it again.
Sorry Rod just wanted mark to know i saw his invite.
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Blanket Party! Whatever "blanket" means, I don't know. The "party" part caught my attention.

Great idea! All the eastern(my area) guys/gals, two charcoal grills, burgers, beer(a little);), every guys main mower in tow for inspection and demos, one big field/city park, preferably with different heights, thickness and types of grass and weeds. Perhaps a thick, paper wrapped, umm..."tabaco" type product passed around inconspicuously amongst friends...

My wife says I dream too much...;)

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Rod, maybe I missed something, but why would you be looking to hire someone if your guys aren't getting 40 hrs? Was it a part time position you were looking to fill?
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Funny thing is it works exactly the other way around here.......NO, I am NOT working more than 40 hours damnit!

The generational divide is going to kill us no doubt. It's the laziest, most unrealistic bunch of youngsters I can imagine.
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