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    Default Re: Frequency of Mows

    And why is this topic in the National Toilet Map forum ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    And why is this topic in the National Toilet Map forum ??
    because someone thought it was a subject that might sh8t people ?
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    I've just written a letter to one of my customers as a please explain.

    I've dropped in a number of times and called but had no response.

    She was a good regular client but at Easter I turned up to do a large pruning job as well as mowing and weeding as she had requested. To my disbelief it had all been done.

    In following weeks I turned up as usual to mow to find it all done.

    I haven't been past for a few weeks now but this thread got me thinking and I thought dammit, I'll try again to contact her for an explanation as I can't afford to lose any customers especially at this time of year.

    If my letter doesn't get a response this time I'll just give up.
    You've probably already lost her paul,
    bill her for the time you did show up, explain what your billing her for on the invoice, she probably won't pay but you might tweak her conscience

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    Default Re: Frequency of Mows

    Its a tough one, we go through the same drama here. We usually turn up and if there is no growth what so ever we decide not to mow it and let it go another couple of weeks. We feel we would be taking the p1ss by mowing the lawn! Usually leave a note saying we had been through to mow but was not needed and would be back in ?weeks. The customers normally call and are quite appreciative, it builds up trust and after a while they leave it up to us as to when we mow and/or do any other garden work needed.

    Quite hard when starting out and you do not have many regulars. We found the first winter a real struggle (ploughed through the savings) but this year we have a lot more regulars so luckily can plod through winter and make wages.

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    Default Re: Frequency of Mows

    maybe she started doing it herself, or her son/relative got a conscience and started helping her a bit, cos she broke her leg and hasnt worked for 4 months, and cant afford you atm?

    lots a reasons it could be.

    you know what? just call her. say how are you going, do you need a mow or something soon?

    she can only say $%#@ off, lol

    least then you know the story

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    because someone thought it was a subject that might sh8t people ?
    Well said Ian, I wish this forum had a "like" button like they do on Facebook. There are a lot of comments made here that make me giggle. It get me in trouble because I tell my wife I'm doing important business research.

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    It does. Top right hand side of the page "Rate this thread"
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    Default Re: Frequency of Mows

    Bit of a smart arse that Ian character

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