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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthCoast Walker View Post
    Splashing out a couple of weeks ago on a Super Z predominantly for 1 big contract I have been doing for a couple of years (caravan park) and being told today I am no longer required as new Manager is coming in and handling the mowing himself. Pretty pissed off at the moment.
    I feel for you southcoast, had a similar thing happen to me. Next time I will insist on a service agreement up front. Hopefully something comes along to fill the void.

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    ALL pool scoops r made out of cheese !
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    Quote Originally Posted by repooc View Post
    -I hate washing on the line on the day that the customer has requested we come
    Catcher off, jack up the back & aim at the washing Oh, & don't answer your phone when they ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL73 View Post
    I feel for you southcoast, had a similar thing happen to me. Next time I will insist on a service agreement up front. Hopefully something comes along to fill the void.
    Thanks Mate, yeah something else will come up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthCoast Walker View Post
    Splashing out a couple of weeks ago on a Super Z predominantly for 1 big contract I have been doing for a couple of years (caravan park) and being told today I am no longer required as new Manager is coming in and handling the mowing himself. Pretty pissed off at the moment.
    Mate I know how you feel I spent 9 grand on a toro at christmas time to do mainly 1 big job that I had been doing for a while, and couldn't continue doing with the honda.After the First cut with the toro the pricks rang me up and said we don't need you anymore we are going to do it ourselves, A big business too, I have been past a couple of times and the place looks like crap. Sold the toro on ebay cause I didn't have that many other jobs for it lost 2 grand

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    Entrusting a friend to pick my girls up from school and take them to a party because I was interstate for work. I have just found out that

    a) this "friend" drove my kids home drunk;
    b) had a car accident with my kids in the car and told them she wouldn't let them play with her kids anymore if they told me;
    c) other mothers knew she was drunk and nobody stopped her driving and nobody thought to mention it to me;

    If another mutual friend who wasn't there at the time hadn't today been told by this stupid cow how proud she was of herself for not getting breathalised after the accident and how glad she was that I didn't find out, I would never have known. If that didn't prompt me to practically force my kids to tell me what happened, I would never have known about the "blackmail"

    Not a discussion to have over the phone, she can look forward to a personal suprise visit from me this weekend.

    ~ Joanne ~

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    Hell hath no fury....
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    Joanne I know how you feel and she deserves whats coming to her, who cares if your kids don't talk to her kids again at least they are ok . I have got no problem with people having a drink but driving drunk and with kids in the car, give her a serve for me I belive the limit should be zero.
    Last year a drunk driver crashed into my ute I had the wife and kids in the car this guy was running from the cops and hit me as I was stopped at a red light. When the cop told me he was drunk I said get him out of the car and lets get him over in the park, I would of given him a flogging. The cop said mate I would love to but we can't so I leaned into the cop car where they had this clown handcuffed and said mate if my kids were hurt I would tear your heart out with my bare hands, Joanne give her both barrels

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    Quote Originally Posted by kakegc View Post
    Catcher off, jack up the back & aim at the washing Oh, & don't answer your phone when they ring
    Nice idea, hadn't thought of that one.

    Do have one customer though that practically runs out to remove washing after the previous contractor "accidentally" rubbed oil from his linetrimmer on her freshly washed sheets. Must remember to Thank him for that.

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    What is the bet that in the middle of next summer when you are flat out he rings you up and wants you to do it because he is too busy and it is getting away on him ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthCoast Walker View Post
    Splashing out a couple of weeks ago on a Super Z predominantly for 1 big contract I have been doing for a couple of years (caravan park) and being told today I am no longer required as new Manager is coming in and handling the mowing himself. Pretty pissed off at the moment.
    Everybody is entitled to MY opinion

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    When the gearbox on the 7 month old honda literally explodes only to find that the gearbox is classed as part of the chasis and thus has only 6 months commercial warranty. WHAT A FARKING CROCK!

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    Correction : It's 9 months old. But still....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    Mate I know how you feel I spent 9 grand on a toro at christmas time to do mainly 1 big job that I had been doing for a while, and couldn't continue doing with the honda.After the First cut with the toro the pricks rang me up and said we don't need you anymore we are going to do it ourselves, A big business too, I have been past a couple of times and the place looks like crap. Sold the toro on ebay cause I didn't have that many other jobs for it lost 2 grand
    Yeah I had just got this place looking really good, was very neglected when I started and I have been chipping away at it getting in back in order, and now I know it will go to the pack, I can just see the bent shaft snipper and Husky lawn tractor now
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcsmow View Post
    What is the bet that in the middle of next summer when you are flat out he rings you up and wants you to do it because he is too busy and it is getting away on him ?

    Yeah and all my hard work getting back in condition will be lost by then. Wasted about 5ltrs of round up on my last visit too damn it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fairdinkum View Post
    When the gearbox on the 7 month old honda literally explodes only to find that the gearbox is classed as part of the chasis and thus has only 6 months commercial warranty. WHAT A FARKING CROCK!
    there is not a single thing ive heard about honda mowers that has made me regret not buying one.

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