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Things you do to get guys to remember to shovel walk

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by gottaluvplows, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    I dont know what i can do to get guys to remember to shovel walk way...another guy has orange flags then puts a green flag to remind his guys to shovel walks seems Smart
    what do you guys do besides put it on the list of theirs???
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Tell them their paycheck is under the snow somewhere on the sidewalk and they will have to shovel to find them.
  3. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    Thats a good one!
  4. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Get new guy's... if they are doing snow removal for a living then wouldn't you expect them to remeber to remove the snow? Especially if it is on their list..
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Can't you just tell your transformer truck to transform into a shoveler and do it?
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,864

    If you don't have enough sidewalks yourself, network with a couple of other companies in your area, and hire a guy to just do sidewalks.

    That's what I did, works great.

    The only issue that we have is when the lot gets plowed before the sidewalk is done and the sidewalk guy has to blow the snow onto the parking lot, we send a plow back to clean it up quick, which works fine since we run Vplows.
  7. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    That is good... knew I guy once who talked about taping a $20 bill around a large weed in a landscape bed to see how long it would stay there.
  8. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    Yeah that feature cost more so i didnt get it! LOL i wish it did though i hate getting outta my warm truck!
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    usually when shovelers dont shovel they dont get paid...
  10. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I would have to say they don't honestly forget, it's more of a accidentilly on purpose forgot becuse they don't want to do them.

    Messages: 60

    Walks aren't shovelled = No $$$
  12. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    So what you guys are saying is all you do is put it on the list?? No other reminders or anything?
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Isn't unemployment pretty high over there? (I'm not being a dink guys)

    If they can't remember to shovel the walk, even after you put it on the list, fire them.
  14. gottaluvplows

    gottaluvplows Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    Yeah you're right! Im sure someone else would love to have this job!
  15. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    Our service logs that the guys log their time and material into has a description of what needs done (lot & walks, etc...).
  16. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    if they can't read or follow their list then find someone who can.
  17. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    its on the list you dont take care of the list we dont take care of the check.
  18. wannabeplowing

    wannabeplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Nothing, it's common sense to do the walkways when doing an account. If my shoveler doesn't do a walkway:gunsfiring: cause it's my ass that gets chewed!! My boss rarely has to say anything, if someone consistantly isn't doing walkways/in front of garage they will probably be looking for a new jobprsport
  19. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    ya, hydros got the right answer, plus you get paid more, cuz your their longer
  20. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Put it on their list. No shovel... No Pay, its simple.