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I wish I can just deck these guys in the face

Was just doing some surfing on craigslist and here is an ad I came by. This is just horrible. Loss of Words.

Available grass cut for people who own lawn equipment (chicago and subburbs)
Property preservation company looking for contractors that are reliable, and go getters. Must have camera,smartphone and computer,reliable internet connection and transportaion. You must be able to reach by phone on the job,and as well as email on a day by day basis. People with android phones and iPhones will be given top consideration. Must be able to do 20 plus cuts or order a day
Location: chicago and subburbs
Compensation: $10 per job
Telecommuting is ok.
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hi

all your going to see in this industry is falling prices,as long as someone is dumb enough to keep doing jobs for nothing,they will keep cutting prices,last year told me was enough was enough now you can see why,i still have people calling with ridiculous pricing and just say are you for real it is just plain crazy,it will get no better so i would'nt hold my breathe
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I actually had a phone call with someone and when they said $20.00 per cut I said good luck because we will not touch it. She actually had the nerve to say that she doesn't understand why people will not do it since if you do 10 in a day you can make $200.00.
I told her that the 10 I do now a day for my price I make $400.00. Insisted that they must be private customers.
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Where are you that you get so many cuts? I've gotten about 3 per week.

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we are in new jersey. we cover about 130 properties
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$400 a day still won't support much of a business.
And certainly NOT if you are paying an employee.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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Was just doing some surfing on craigslist and here is an ad I came by. This is just horrible. Loss of Words.

Available grass cut for people who own lawn equipment (chicago and subburbs)
Property preservation company looking for contractors that are reliable, and go getters. Must have camera,smartphone and computer,reliable internet connection and transportaion. You must be able to reach by phone on the job,and as well as email on a day by day basis. People with android phones and iPhones will be given top consideration. Must be able to do 20 plus cuts or order a day
Location: chicago and subburbs
Compensation: $10 per job
Telecommuting is ok.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
One of these days Altisource will finally start up.. No idea what the delay is.
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you Know with people desprate for work now days I am not surprised if they would not get a buch of people!! my son would not cut our patio lawn wich has no Grass for $10.00! this bussiness is starting to SUCK DUCKS BUTT
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Where are you that you get so many cuts? I've gotten about 3 per week.
So that's what you call relatively low volume? No wonder you haven't had to do any repairs to your mower.
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I'm doing about 20-35 grass cuts per day. About 10-15 sales cleans per day and 2-3 trash outs per week been pretty fortunate this spring it has picked up on this side of things and I'm starting to see more orders from all my local brokers and agents, I have about 5 different offices I put all the for sale signs in the yards of their houses and so on it kinda helps when my fiancé and her mother are real estate agents.
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