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Who pays milage for lawn cuts WTF

I subed out several yards to another guy that has a lawn business. So we discuss the price of the 10 yards at 30 and 40 ea. He makes two cuts a the properties and gives me a bill last night. Now keep this in mind he already has 12 other yards in this town. So I open the bill and everything seems in according until I get to the add ons at the bottom. .40 cents a mile and extra cut fees because grass was higher than 5 inches. I imediatley call him to my office and ask him what our agreement was. he quotes me the prices, so i asked him what's up with the milage and extra cut fees. that we never discussed in no way shape or form. He tells me he needs to make 40 an hr and at $30 a cut does not meet his needs and that he knows that the Nationals pay me milage. My jaw hit the ground and then class begain for my young lawn mower. needless to say he is not cutting anymore yards and never got his milage.
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hi

you would'nt get yards cut here for 30.00 with mileage,soon as you mention taking pics its too much work.
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We used to get mileage with some of the nationals but it had to be a property they just had no other options on and was really out in the sticks. That said, it hasn't happened in the past 5 years. On the private side, we do charge additional for out of area jobs. I would have handled the matter with your sub the same way.
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I get mileage for grass cuts. And yes it's for the ones the national can't get anyone to do. I got three I get $120.00 ea. plus the cut and they are all in the same town. I spend twice as much time driving as I do cutting but still make my day's pay.
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I get mileage for grass cuts. And yes it's for the ones the national can't get anyone to do. I got three I get $120.00 ea. plus the cut and they are all in the same town. I spend twice as much time driving as I do cutting but still make my day's pay.

It's NOT your days pay. It is your days earnings. There is a significant difference.
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In some cases, they would just as soon let the yards sit and grow. If they get one guy to knock it down at the end of the year for a couple hundred bucks they are $ ahead.
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In some cases, they would just as soon let the yards sit and grow. If they get one guy to knock it down at the end of the year for a couple hundred bucks they are $ ahead.
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I subed out several yards to another guy that has a lawn business. So we discuss the price of the 10 yards at 30 and 40 ea. He makes two cuts a the properties and gives me a bill last night. Now keep this in mind he already has 12 other yards in this town. So I open the bill and everything seems in according until I get to the add ons at the bottom. .40 cents a mile and extra cut fees because grass was higher than 5 inches. I imediatley call him to my office and ask him what our agreement was. he quotes me the prices, so i asked him what's up with the milage and extra cut fees. that we never discussed in no way shape or form. He tells me he needs to make 40 an hr and at $30 a cut does not meet his needs and that he knows that the Nationals pay me milage. My jaw hit the ground and then class begain for my young lawn mower. needless to say he is not cutting anymore yards and never got his milage.
I would have asked who the national is that is paying mileage so I could sign up.
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Not totally unheard of. It's called an extra trip charge and i get them quite often here due to towns being 100 miles apart.....
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we used to get excess mileage for rural properties. We had a route over 300 miles with 12 properties.
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