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Maybe things are changing

I must say that perhaps things are beginning to change.
Just within the last 3 days I have seen at least 10 -12 ads on craigslist for companies needing people to cut grass. Seems no one, not even the losers want to work for 20-25 per cut.
Plus driving around doing other work I am seeing way more properties where the grass is getting higher and higher. Can tell you that just the properties that I lost to being underbid are now starting to look way overgrown.
Point - There was one property that I lost but when I was cutting it I picked up 2 others on the same street for private clients. I was there yesterday and the damn grass was over a foot high. My clients asked me what happened. Told them that that is what happens when they want it done for 20.00.
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Once we are hired by some one new, we will never accept prices like what we have described. I hope things are beginning to change!
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Don't forget to remind them of the hazards of

tall grass, and suggest a call to the municipal authority, and the broker and lender. Repeatedly if possible. Turn up the heat in your area as much as possible on these middle men. causing their failure and headaches for their clients is the real answer to this offensive scam.
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I do work for a the city that the major part of my work is in. They have put overgrown grass cuts on a rotation program to get them mowed quicker. I have personally cut about 5-6 SG properties that are not being cut and they can't get anybody out there to cut them. On the other hand the the company that I work for has picked up a lot of SG houses and we are redoing the initial secure.
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In My county you need a license to cut grass and its hard to get,Were still in the process of getting it.There are Many houses that we keep getting called to service but we cant do it.Grass on some of these are over 3 ft high and yet today i saw a guy in a box truck that said Property preservation etc He has new equipment nice new truck and all but no license sticker on it.I checked the county website and there not licensed.The **** is gonna hit the fan soon i can feel it lol.It pisses me off that we have to get extra insurance pay 650 every 2 years,Dot,Commercial equipment,workers comp and yet some jerkoff who pays none of that gets away with it.If you dont get a license they will impound your truck,tools etc and you spend the night with your new girlfriend named Tim i mean Tina lol.I'm not the type of guy to turn someone in but its getting anoying.
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In My county you need a license to cut grass and its hard to get,Were still in the process of getting it.There are Many houses that we keep getting called to service but we cant do it.Grass on some of these are over 3 ft high and yet today i saw a guy in a box truck that said Property preservation etc He has new equipment nice new truck and all but no license sticker on it.I checked the county website and there not licensed.The **** is gonna hit the fan soon i can feel it lol.It pisses me off that we have to get extra insurance pay 650 every 2 years,Dot,Commercial equipment,workers comp and yet some jerkoff who pays none of that gets away with it.If you dont get a license they will impound your truck,tools etc and you spend the night with your new girlfriend named Tim i mean Tina lol.I'm not the type of guy to turn someone in but its getting anoying.
Turn them in, one key to changing things. ABC co. Gets a full state contract with a national because their bank statement shows they can float the big co for 45 days. They are clueless and don't want to know local codes, laws, zoning, etc they just want the hack to do the lawn for 20 so they can make 60. This in my humble opinion is the problem in a nutshell.
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In My county you need a license to cut grass and its hard to get,Were still in the process of getting it.There are Many houses that we keep getting called to service but we cant do it.Grass on some of these are over 3 ft high and yet today i saw a guy in a box truck that said Property preservation etc He has new equipment nice new truck and all but no license sticker on it.I checked the county website and there not licensed.The **** is gonna hit the fan soon i can feel it lol.It pisses me off that we have to get extra insurance pay 650 every 2 years,Dot,Commercial equipment,workers comp and yet some jerkoff who pays none of that gets away with it.If you dont get a license they will impound your truck,tools etc and you spend the night with your new girlfriend named Tim i mean Tina lol.I'm not the type of gy to turn someone in but its getting anoying.
Please excuse my ignorance,but where the hell do you live that you have to have a license to cut grass?!!!! and even more so a place where you face having your equipment impounded if you're caught without one?!!!....WTF?...do you have to have a permit to put air in your tires too?,Am I missing something ? is there some type of science to cutting grass?...I want to know because I just cut My lawn today and I'm afraid I may have done it wrong!!! I could be facing some serious jail time...
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Please excuse my ignorance,but where the hell do you live that you have to have a license to cut grass?!!!! and even more so a place where you face having your equipment impounded if you're caught without one?!!!....WTF?...do you have to have a permit to put air in your tires too?,Am I missing something ? is there some type of science to cutting grass?...I want to know because I just cut My lawn today and I'm afraid I may have done it wrong!!! I could be facing some serious jail time...
You Should see me at the county office.My License is currently on hold because i dont have 2 references that provided dates of me working for them so they have to take time out of there work & family to write a letter anyone can lie about and lets be honest would you give someone a bad reference and hand it to them?You have to pass a test on the law,You dont have to know anything about lawns or construction.You have to have 3 years documented For landscaping and a minimum of 5 years for a GC License.I had to sit in a class for 3 hours for a turf building course.$650 To apply with out any refunds if you are denied and $450 every two years.I had to get Another GL Insurance policy for 1400 More a year because it has per claims maid not per occrance.I tell these people anyone can cut a lawn.This is New York Unfortunately I am a conservative in a liberal county.There excuse is they are there to protect the consumer.My answer is no the consumer went with the cheapest prices and they got a cheap result.I wish i was making this stuff.You can not deny someones right to work Simple!


Here is the link to the Consumer protection.Download the home improvement law & Application.
http://rocklandgov.com/departments/c...s-and-permits/
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WOW, Three years of verifiable mowing experiance...I guess it's a serious offence if don't have all your credentials and certificates, good lord you may be prone to scalp a little here and there or not get that edging right and then the lawn police will come down hard and confiscate your mower...
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sounds like it's time to move!
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