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plowing on christmas

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ajslands, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    so detroit is suppose to get snow christmas eve and christmas day, so how much extra should i get? and iam guessing most banks and toys r us dont open on christmas day so is it ok to open presnts from santa (new mowrr maybe) :) and then plow???
  2. awddsm1

    awddsm1 Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I noticed we've got some in the forcast for Christmas eve/day too. It's a long way off for them to make anything more than a guess at the weather that far off, but if it comes down to it I might make an early morning run to hit some more important places, then head home for the kids. Finish up after lunch maybe? Depends a lot on how much and when too.
  3. tinffx

    tinffx Member
    Messages: 68

    As a sub I would hope to see a Christmas bonus. I wouldn't charge an account extra though.
  4. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    99 Percent of commercial accounts will not say a word about servicing later than normal on chistmass, most are closed anyway as you said.
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    my accounts are all priced but ya i also sub.
  6. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,523

    :drinkup: hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  7. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I have 2 sets of condos. So I guess no time fof family for me. Last year they where callin me to get snow off so there family could park. But hey its the territory like said above. I don't charge any extra but I do pay my guys a bit more.
  8. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    most are closed, so u can do your christmas and head out, we let them know ahead of time that we will be charging plow and a half, has only happened 2x and never had a complaint. Most will just say get to it when u get to it as long as clear for the day after we dont care. Some will ask to clear fire and exits???but most dont really care, they are dreming about thier gifts!!
  9. Enthalpy

    Enthalpy Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I am working Christmas and will get stat pay + time 1/2 for the whole day with double time after 8 and quad time after 12.

    Hello sixteen hour day.
  10. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 362

  11. fairrpe86

    fairrpe86 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    The company I work for doesnt pay anything extra and also doesnt charge extra. Most place we are able to do later on, but having hospitals on our account list doesn't allow for that. Most of the time we will rotate people through there so everybody gets time at home while still keeping the hospitals serviced.
  12. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    Same goes here. Selective plowings and saltings would need to take place, so I can get selective on who will actually do the work. I don't want to ruin Christmas for those with small children or big plans, so I will offer the work to empty nesters, single people with no real plans, etc.

    Everyone realizes what they signed up for (or at least should)....it's not like we get to pick and choose when or how often we work.
  13. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Exactly, no extra billing or pay, its part of the job.
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    My kids hope it snows on Christmas so they can go plowing with me.As though they don't go enough as it is!
  15. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Its the nature of the business. Like someone said before, its a long way out for them to predict a solid forecast (if there is such a thing). The only ones I need to keep open is a State facility and the rest can wait til late morning. It also depends on how much snow there is I guess. :drinkup:
  16. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    We will be out plowing if needed. I have an assit living center and a TGI fridays both are open on christmas. After presents my snow monsters (ages 2,4 and 6) are always ready to plow
  17. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    My contracts state there is a 30% surcharge for services Christmas day and the customer has to initial it. I have never heard a complaint. But then we've never had to plow on Christmas day.:D
  18. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Plowing? In-laws in house?Plowing? In-laws in house? Plowing? In-laws in house?

    I'd fricken" plow for free on christmas day!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    We dont get anything extra. I dont ever recall having to plow on christmas? We have however, plowed on many a new years eve and a couple thanksgivings. It loves to snow on NYE in new england?
  20. danm yankee

    danm yankee Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I hope it doesnt snow on christmas day,but if it does i will be out plowing.All my accounts are seasonal and my contract doesnt include any additional billing/charges for plowing on christmas,new years etc.Gotta do what ya gotta do.