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municaple complaints

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by makplow, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    For all you guys that plow for the cities towns and states, Lets here some of your complaints. I had a guy screaming out his front door because the windrow from the street was filling up the side walk in front of his house. He said he called the police dept the highway dept (my boss) and said he took pictures of me and my truck and is going too the town hall too file a complaint, He said he was going too make sure i never plow snow for the town again, I didn't say one word. The high way superintendent told me about the complaint and just laughed and said too bury his sidewalk the next storm. Some people think we should just melt the snow instead of invading them with it?

    Mak.
     
  2. Duracutter

    Duracutter Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 200

    Yeah, most folks are so a#al retentive. They figure the world revolves around them. Some of them make you think twice about doing snow removal. It seems to be getting worse with the people being more vocal and going to the highest level up to report you.

    Might be pressure of living or something.

    Keep up the good work, what else can you do?

    :D
     
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  3. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    All the complainers in the world will end up bitting the hand that feeds them, They will have too pay more in there tax dollar too find guys that want too take the abuse that we do so they can get out and pick up there newspaper during a blizzard,

    Mak
     
  4. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    Tell the DA that its the city right of way. people think that its so easy to plow and that they can do a better job. You can't please everyone.
     
  5. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Thanks dics, Your so right today the sidewalk crew where out and they cleaned up the DA's complaint anyway, I can't wait for the next storm too hear him when i take the snow that i could have gave him and put it elsewhere, I plowed most of the snow he could have got straight across the intersection so he only got the winrow from the street and not the whole intersection the next storm he is gettting all of it on his side walk and the sidewalk guys won't even bother too clear the pile he will have, Just doing what the boss told me too do.

    Mak.
     
  6. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Thanks dics, Your so right today the sidewalk crew where out and they cleaned up the DA's complaint anyway, I can't wait for the next storm too hear him when i take the snow that i could have gave him and put it elsewhere, I plowed most of the snow he could have got straight across the intersection so he only got the winrow from the street and not the whole intersection the next storm he is gettting all of it on his side walk and the sidewalk guys won't even bother too clear the pile he will have, Just doing what the boss told me too do.

    Mak.
     
  7. Little Jon

    Little Jon Senior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 139

    Most likely its the pressure of, waking up after a full nights sleep, to some snow. Then having to shovle what, 50 feet or so of snow. God forbid he have to stay up all night and pull 18 hour shifts of moving snow, then go home and do it at home to!! (luckily my neighbors do my part of the walk for me! I think they caught on that when it snows:drinkup:, I dissapear for long periods:drinkup:)
     
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  8. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    i would wait for when hes out side and slush him with a nice windrow. I love doing it to people downtown(snobs/yuppies) or little homies.
     
  9. Little Jon

    Little Jon Senior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 139

    I absolutly hate stuck up, Im better than you, rich jerks! I was in a fancier part of town once plowing, and I needed to push it into the street, then stack it on the curb. Well, I pushed it out and as I was just getting ready to pick the plow up and jump the pile into the street and stack it, some pita comes flying up and starts laying on their horn bc the pile is in their way:nono:, and parked cars are blocking him from going around it. So because he was in such a hurry (I dont know where he had to be at 2am) and waiting so patiently, I went back and got 2 more piles before I cleared the street.:drinkup:
     
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  10. pats plowing

    pats plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    On one of my accounts, I do the sidewalks, they used a backhoe with a plow and pushed the snow on the sidewalk, and cleared 2 out of the 3' of grass that is between the sidewalk and road. They came and did this after the side street was cleared.
     
  11. goose06

    goose06 Junior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 22

    People are incredible. I've had people stand at the end of their driveway as I'm going by in a large city dump truck swearing and shaking their fists and refusing to move so it is either swing out around them or hit them!!! I've had some throw snowshovels and some chase me down and jump on the side steps yelling at me through the window.
     
  12. psdiesel24

    psdiesel24 Member
    Messages: 95

    This is one of the best story i have. Im plowing a street and the guy is shoveling all his snow out in the street. He sees me coming so he stands about 3 feet out in the road so i wont push snow in his drive. Im also driving 5 ton dump. As i go by the wing row knocks him down so i get out to make sure hes ok and so on. Hes like im calling the cops, being a major a##. So my boss from the city shows up along with a cop and he tells them what happened. The guy from the city said were you shoveling you snow in the street he says ya. Ok sir heres a ticket for $150 that as its illegal have a nice day and that was that.
     
  13. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    That is freaking GREAT!!!!!!!!! Wish I could buy that cop a beer!:drinkup:
     
  14. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    I have had things thrown at my truck. I battle with people all the time putting snow in the road. Usually if it's a problem I stop and tell them I would be happy to call the police and they can tell them why they can't put snow in the road. There are too many stories in my case, I could write a book. I have found however it is the same handful of people out of our entire village that always do the complaining. They expect bare pavement 24/7. If it's snowing an inch/hour they still want to pull out of their drive and do 45. Some just don't get it:rolleyes:
     
  15. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I wish I had the time to stop and call the police. Got hit in the windshield by a snow blower stream while the guy is clearing 10 feet into the street. He had a dumb look on his face and waved like he didn't see me coming down the street. It is the law I think in every town not to blow snow into the street, but the same places keep doing it.
     
  16. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I went into my office today and checked the phone messages, The nitwit that complained about the snow on his sidewalk left me a rather threatning message using some pretty harsh lanuage, I was so mad that I called him and was going too see what his problem is with life. I was so mad I was shaking for an hour. He wasn't home and I didn't want too leave a message like he did so I hung up. I had a few people listen too his message in case it goes further. Everyone can't believe this nut. Wait till the next storm he will really have a complaint because there is no way i can clear the street and not push snow on his side walk.

    Mak
     
  17. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    wow i guess i am the opposite. i want the roads clear and just use my snow blower to clean up the mess on the walks. i made the mistake though of moving into a house on a double corner lot, so i have like 200 ft of walks to clear. heck i even put plow markers out so the city drivers can see where the curbs are, that way they get to the curb and not 3 ft out. it really helps on the corners, since one of the streets i am on does not lign up with the one on the other side. i have seen a few of the plows blast the curb because of this.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2007
  18. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Thanks I wish everyone felt like you and put out markers, It would help. Plowing streets there is only so many places too put the snow from an intersection, This guy is being compleatly unrealistic, Like I said in a previous post most of his snow that he could have got, if I turned the corner would have been a huge pile on the sidwalk but i know my co. workers have too plow the side walks later so i try to divide up the intersection now all around but this jerk doesn't seem too see it that way and feels like he is having more snow on his walk then he should . I can't wait till the next storm too see what this guy will have too say?

    Mak.