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Shoestring finances

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by SteveR, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. SteveR

    SteveR Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Is it just me or does it seem to others that we worry way more about everything now cause of money. I watch salt usage like a hawk..Can we get away with a half ton less on the contract lots??? How long are the trucks warming up using fuel?? I am sick of it, it will get bettter right????
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Guess you didn't hear that the price of gas is going to be way over 4 bucks a gallon this summer!
  3. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I thought they lowered it on election years and then raise it the next 3 years?
  4. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    It's not going to get better till we use our votes to re elect nobody ! Our government wasn't designed to be run by career politicians , whos only agenda is lining their pockets ! Wake up america !
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Not to be an a$$ but you bid it.... if you can't get your margins then don't bother bidding those type of lots...... Been there done that, now if I don't get my margins theres always other lots to bid..... not saying its easy ...good luck
  6. SteveR

    SteveR Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Oh I can do it but with the lack of snow and other work slow, cash flow isn't what we are used to so I just feel like I think about this stuff more...Just bitching cause I miss the cushion
  7. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Gas over 4 or 5 a gallon this summer, not going to waste time and effort with landscaping. Buying a couple reel mowers and some good walking shoes for the guys who really want to work
  8. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Maybe they'll be giving away new trucks then.....:nod:
  9. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    the butt wipes in this state want to up the fuel tax $.04 this year and $.04 next year!!:realmad: roads are in bad shape. yet we had a surplus of almost $600M Really Good Idea Brandstead u, F$%*&^