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How is this going to turn out well?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by M&M, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. M&M

    M&M Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Long story short. A good friend works for a rental car company at their main lot. The lot has between 50 and 500 cars on it at a time depending on circumstances. They bought a plow truck and had a meeting to see who wanted to volunteer to drive the truck during a storm. Well, 3 guys volunteered and the rest said FU. Then they tell the 3 guys that your not getting paid extra, you "might" have to come in at 3 am or Christmas or New Years. The management that works there said they wouldn't drive the truck either. There is no way this is going to turn out good.

    This is the problem with the corporate suits from the south that see it as a dollar savings on paper but in reality one slip and fall, one accident, one anything and they are on the losing end of it.
     
  2. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Funny you mention that, a hotel next to where I work just bought a 2010 F250 Reg Cab long bed with a 8'6" extreme V on it to plow their lot. They just traded in an older Dodge with an EZV. I never understood why they plowed their own lot nor why they bought a brand new truck when the other one was working fine.
     
  3. BlizzardBuster3

    BlizzardBuster3 Junior Member
    from SW PA
    Messages: 7

    there is nothing good going to happen... either the lot will not get plowed or there will be damage to something....50 to 500 cars will only add to the problem.
     
  4. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Its a tax write off. Equipment for your business.

    Two of the volunteers will quit after the first time in the truck and the third will get fired for wrecking the truck.
     
  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    God forbid if the thing breaks down....then what?
     
  6. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    a large church here that i used to do bought their own a couple years ago. the lot takes almost 3 man hours. we put two dump trucks on it and a shovel/snowblow guy and it took us about an hour. well they bought a brand new f350 with a 7.5 western on it. they had a few guys from the church that said they would do it for free. i think they tried it 2 or 3 times before they gave up on it. it was quite funny to watch them, they had an 8o'clock service and the guys would show up at 645-7 to start, since it only took me an hour.
     
  7. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Spend a million to save a dollar!
     
  8. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    Give em a business card for plowing and another one for when they are ready to sell the truck.
     
  9. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Tell your friend to volunteer and do it then at the end of the season call a labor attorney and file a complaint against them for not paying him overtime. Sorry, plowing does not fall under the description of an exempt management employee