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When do you find out about grass cuts?

Im a sub and have a few companies im trying to get work from they keep saying they wont know the amount until the end of the month ?

Is this normal Im in idaho if that helps any. Just curious how it works do they just get a load of jobs dropped on the 1st or could it take even longer to find out when and how many yards there will be

Have had grass cut offers for $17 and have other companies telling me they wont know the prices until the first aswell craigslist ads are popping up like crazy and im assuming the majority are going to be low pay .. have one locked in thats pretty good!

just bored and itching to be out side!!
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Im a sub and have a few companies im trying to get work from they keep saying they wont know the amount until the end of the month ?

Is this normal Im in idaho if that helps any. Just curious how it works do they just get a load of jobs dropped on the 1st or could it take even longer to find out when and how many yards there will be

Have had grass cut offers for $17 and have other companies telling me they wont know the prices until the first aswell craigslist ads are popping up like crazy and im assuming the majority are going to be low pay .. have one locked in thats pretty good!

just bored and itching to be out side!!
I wouldn`t start my truck for a $17 lawn cut!
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We were told we would find out this week. No hurry here we still have some snow on the ground. nothing is going to green up here for a2-3 weeks depending on the weather.
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We were told we would find out this week. No hurry here we still have some snow on the ground. nothing is going to green up here for a2-3 weeks depending on the weather.
In the past Lawn season was the time I would build up cash in my account and make easier to make it in winter months! But really didn`t happen last season!
I can only still make money on lawns with 5 Brothers, NFR ! Cyprexx was a wash last year and am asking for more on each property this year get some and lose some!
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I heard a rumor today....from a very INFORMED realtor that a national franchise has been awarded the FHA grass cuts direct for 50% of the country. The Grounds Guys--part of the Dwyer Group. I don't think we have any of those franchises here? Probably will now I guess......

Anyone hear this? They are going to sub the areas where they have no coverage to SG and MCS till they have their franchises covering all areas. This is what I was told anyways. Dunno what to believe.. don't care but this could affect anyone cutting green this year.
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We are mowing for brokers, local banks only and the widow Jenkins. I don't care if my last dollar is in my right hand pocket, I will accept yards from Property Managers only if on my terms and if I know beyond a doubt that they are ethical companies.
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I dont get $17 grass cuts? Ive seen craigslist ads with kids and push mowers charging more then that. **** when I moved into my new place I paid my neighbor 25 bucks to come do my front yard since my mower was in storage

I like doing yard work but not for nothing
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I hate living in a rural area im sure ill end up burning through a ton of gas this summer. These companies keep bragging about how much work they have in oregon which is where I moved from...Makes me wish i didnt sign a damn lease
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they come in on April 1 you get as many as you get, by june 1 half the CL guys who were in the pool are gone so 500 more are assigned to you way outside your travel circle but just slipped in,,, to bad just do em/ we need a favoretc etc ,,, then by end July your fed up and tell em stick it back in the grass chute ,, Sept you get 0 cuts and 50 charge backs, 12 are for properties youve never been too, mid september you get em all back un touched for 60 days and have to rebid each one due to height then wait till oct 25th for whatever bid came back successful and you have to cut 125 2 foot high lawns in under 30 minutes 5 years ago you got your lawns you bid your cut when needed and got em back then did them and got paid good to see your still with us livinlife
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