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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-20-2008, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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It's been a great year snow plowing, you do a good job taking
care of your lots you got a simple stated contract for both sides .
Now the crying starts" we didn't budget for all this snow" "Are you sure you plowed those days" "Last year wasn't this costly" And this is for all the rocket
sciencetists take out a ruler if the math is to hard measure the sow drifts
and the allotted snow.
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You offered to plow, they offered to pay, you plowed, now what comes next? Pretty easy to figure out.
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It's been a great year snow plowing, you do a good job taking
care of your lots you got a simple stated contract for both sides .
Now the crying starts" we didn't budget for all this snow" "Are you sure you plowed those days" "Last year wasn't this costly" And this is for all the rocket
sciencetists take out a ruler if the math is to hard measure the sow drifts
and the allotted snow.
sucks for them, cost of doing business. Maybe if you can offer a 50% down payment and a payment option over the next few months. the worst part is that being a single person organization, I imagine that you don't have the means to report them to D&B or what not if they don't pay to warn others.

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plowers are getting rich this winter, plowees are getting plowed. That's life, tell those bitches to pay up.

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THEY all love you when seasonal snow fall is 18inches
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Have a water truck dump 5000gal of water in their lot. Making it into a ice rink. When they call and say Just reply "Oh I thought you wanted all that snow back!"

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one of our clients made a killing this season plowing. they make the actual plows but were taking in all their profits from just service.

lucky bastards.

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Have a water truck dump 5000gal of water in their lot. Making it into a ice rink. When they call and say Just reply "Oh I thought you wanted all that snow back!"
You think a lot like me
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one of our clients made a killing this season plowing. they make the actual plows but were taking in all their profits from just service.

lucky bastards.
I can re-late I always do preventitive maintenance through-out the year
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Have a water truck dump 5000gal of water in their lot. Making it into a ice rink. When they call and say Just reply "Oh I thought you wanted all that snow back!"
that would be awesome, may as well throw the Zamboni out there and invite the neighborhood for a free skate .

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The complaints never stop. It will all end in a couple weeks. Yeah right!!!
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I had someone call today for an estimate to clear a drive and parking spaces. He told me what he has paid so far this season and thought that the current company was overcharging him. I took a look at the property and called the guy back laughing. I told him to be happy with what he had paid because if I had the contract, he probably would have paid double. People get spoiled when we have mild winters and the cry when it actually snows.

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5 hours of salting or company got charged for one day, 1/2 acre parking lot.



Luckily, we caught it, but plow guys, what gives?
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5 hours of salting or company got charged for one day, 1/2 acre parking lot.



Luckily, we caught it, but plow guys, what gives?
WE charge every 2 inches and if we salt it is once per storm
and its all on the contract ,we don't charge for hours,salting
is usaully flat fee
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