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Tall fescue? or is it rye or something. I probably won't need any more seed this year anyway but I thought about buying a few bags for next year since my supplier said they're expecting it to go up even more
Can't be tall fescue or winning colors for that price. Besides the price probably starting spring at $250/bag, there's inevitably going to be a shortage.
 

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That was probably Andy Ansboro - He's not wrong, some members finally got the shot at the 11th hour this weekend. Even if you're against getting it, you have to be against it enough to also give up the best job in the world. On top of that there was also a sick out where a bunch of guys, vaccinated and not vaccinated, called out in protest of the mandate. A lot of the non vaccinated guys around my age worked anyway because we wanted to get another tour or two in.

Currently understaffed, out of service or being covered by non-vaccinated members who are being held on duty (not an official list, we put this together at the kitchen table an hour or two ago)

Engines: 1, 10, 16, 65, 37, 74, 76, 35, 91, 80, 83, 84, 66, 97, 48, 228, 243, 284, 245, 253, 318, 206, 238, 207, 211, 226, 279, 264, 301, 311, 317, 285, 294, 258, 237, 325, 283, 310, 214, 231, 160, 156, 162, 167

Trucks: 15, 9, 12, 24, 11, 22, 4, 26, 28, 29, 56, 109, 114, 163, 172, 161, 166, 155, 146, 116, 136, 103, 174, 111, 147, 176, L78, L79, L86, L87

A few rescue & squad companies are running short as well from what I hear

Also - multiple must fill companies (companies that are required to be filled any time they're tied up on a job) are being used as relocated companies to cover staffing shortages around the city. All of this with some guys who are going to be fired within hours still on the job.
I know the FDNY is massive, but that seems like it's still nearly half the fire department if not more. The finger pointing will start as soon as this bites the city in the ass, and unfortunately the finger will be pointed at the firefighters who were suspended/laid off over their own health decisions
 

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I think fuscos rental has a stand on. Funny that I saw Fullerton crew over the weekend with a brand new one blowing leaves with it on a commercial lawn the size of a stamp. I shook my head as I drove by
My maintenance crews use them on every property, might as well it does the work of 2-3 guys
 

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my issue would be, I'd think hanging christmas lights would put you at a higher risk of an expensive workers comp claim. all those ladders and tall roofs are just a slip and fall away from making a Really Bad Day happen.
Workers comp for it is higher, but it only impacts the portion of your payroll that goes to hanging lights. For the extra six figures in revenue it's well worth it. With that being said, @Tony_D it takes a little while to build up the customer base for it, so you are going to want to make sure you have a few clients lined up before jumping in. Do it the right way from the start, use commercial grade lighting and materials. Buying sets at Home Depot or Walmart is cheaper for someone just starting out, but in the long run you'll make a better margin doing it right and buying spools and bulbs individually etc. Just like with anything else, pricing it involves a bit of a learning curve.
 
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