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Did this for $80 because thats the best they could do....lot size is 142x118 grass is 3ft, weeds 5to7ft. more before and afters can be seen on my album.
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Did this for $80 because thats the best they could do....lot size is 142x118 grass is 3ft, weeds 5to7ft. more before and afters can be seen on my album.
The best who could do? Absolute minimum I would touch that for is 170. For 80 bucks I would have just walked away, I would not do that for any member of my family, to quote a member on here "I can sit at home and lose money"
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This was what the updater told me when i told her i could not cut it for 30. She came up with 60 and 20 for shrubs. Obviously we completed the job. Our worst characteristic is that we can not leave the job site looking sh***y, its in our nature, even if it pays close to nothing.
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even if it pays close to nothing.

What about completing a job and losing money? $80 I'd lose money even if paid upon completion.......



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What about completing a job and losing money? $80 I'd lose money even if paid upon completion.......
$80 is better than some of the jobs we complete if you can believe.
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dude you are getting soooooooooooooo screwed.
I would get $65 for that on a re-cut. Initial not less that $250.

Grow a pair and tell them NOOOOOOOOOO. Why should they pay you a real price when they dont have too.
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This was what the updater told me when i told her i could not cut it for 30. She came up with 60 and 20 for shrubs. Obviously we completed the job. Our worst characteristic is that we can not leave the job site looking sh***y, its in our nature, even if it pays close to nothing.
I have held my tongue for too long. I get you are trying to make a living but at the bargain basement prices you are working for you are setting yourself up for failure. It really is laughable the stuff you post on here. Do you even factor in what the costs associated with a job like that are? At first I thought your posts were a joke but good god they are a reality. The best advice I can give you is go back to a community college and take a few business management classes. FNG
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I have to agree with Holland, I am not trying to be mean but there comes a time to say no. If they can't or won't pay you a fair price or the price that you want then you should not do the job.
One of the best things I can tell you to do is sit down and figure out all of your overhead and what you want to get paid and some profit. Once you take the time to figure it out then you will see how they are screwing you.
We all make mistakes, believe me in the beginning I got screwed but learned REAL quick how the system works. Now if they do not like the bid I tell them to give it to somebody else.
Remember, you are in business to make a living, not to make friends or do favors for others that will turn around in a second and drop you for a cheaper vendor.

Best of luck but remember it is about supporting your family and bottom line, not somebody else
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Like i said in an earlier post, it spiraled out of control about two months ago. Along the way there where things we didnt agree with because it was setting us backwards, and we were just told thats just that the nature of the beast. So thats when we decided to put our savings towards good equipment so that one day we can veer away from them and do it on our own. We have put applications out to cyprexx, safegaurd, fivebrothers, Truassets, and a few others just to get into a better financial position. Is there something we can do to talk with someone to start working right away? We have everything we need(and its good equipment). Or just wait and hope to be picked up? Were putting our business cards everywhere we go. Like I previously said we have had the business name and insurance etc for about a month, so we have not had alot of time to advertise our selfs. Will it take more time? We have other financial income like Child support,(first child is from another father) foodstamps etc. but our savings and tax refund went to the starting our new business, so the money that we do have coming, does pay all of our expenses. just barely. Funny thing holland, I have quite a few college credits left under my belt, so going back to college for business management will be in the near future! Would we like to just stop completely, of course! But if we do then it back fires and they will not give us a check( which is normally 700-$900) and as i described, we have no money to fall back on. So kissing ass along the way untill we can get our own work seems to be the only option. Taking them to court is also something we discussed. But thats not an immediate turn around, and taking them to court will be a definite way of not receiving a check and we can not afford it. We would like to approach them with it once we can hold our own.
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Heartland, who in the HELL do you work for ? I cover from Lake Placid all the way to Kissimmee...Your pricing is about 1/2 of what I get and I`m not direct...you SHOULD have gotten at least $175 for the cut and around $100 for the tree/shrub trim
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