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What would you guys do?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by illiniplower, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. illiniplower

    illiniplower Member
    Messages: 70

    Want to get everyones idea on a situation i had come up this week. My father in law and I work together plowing. I have went out and expanded landing us 15 commercial accounts. 10 miles away from all these is a church that my wifes family goes to except me. However last year I plowed it all the time and never got paid. My father in law was suppose to be doing it but with family troubles he doesnt want anything to do with it. Now they called me and said well he doesnt want to do so we told the church board that you will do it!!! I dont want to because we have never got paid and its out of my way plus its a good size lot!! Should I tell them what it will cost and give them a inflated price to get out of it or just plow it for nothing and tell them no more! What do you all think
  2. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    Just be polite and tell them your full for the season, give them the number of a few others that may be interested in bidding on it.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Tell them your booked and can't do it.
  4. illiniplower

    illiniplower Member
    Messages: 70

    I should just tell them to go get F****D since they try to take advantage of us and treat my father in law like **** because of a bitter divorce!!! Anyways yeah I am going to call a guy in the same town as the church and see if he wants it sure he will take it and going to call them church again and tell them to talk to this guy or get your shovels out and good luck
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827


    you could also give them a number of someone that plows in that area.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    ooops...I was supposed to be right after GV..

    That works as well.
  7. illiniplower

    illiniplower Member
    Messages: 70

    Hoping when I call this guy tomorrow that plows in this town he will do it. He plows a lot in this town has the market cornered and he is a friend of mine. And if they screw with him watch out hes a bigger A**hole then I can be.
  8. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Why did you not get paid last year for the property?
  9. illiniplower

    illiniplower Member
    Messages: 70

    my father in law was suppose to do it because he use to go there and volunteered well i ended up plowing it all last year because for some reason he has lost all intrest in plowing snow
  10. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    What is up with accepting not getting paid for last season?
  11. Captain

    Captain Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I had a couple of PITA customers that I did not want to renew with. What I did was told them my schedule was full for this year and gave them the number of a couple of other people that did plowing in their area. That way no hard feelings.
  12. illiniplower

    illiniplower Member
    Messages: 70

    I tried getting paid last year after it was all said and done. Church said oh well your father in law wasnt going to charge us so you need to take it up with him. I was like yeah but I was the one doing it so pay me and work it out with later. Needless to say some harsh words were exchanged and they had the nerve to call me and say hey we have you booked to plow for us this year and on a volunteer basis right and I was like let me get back to ya
  13. Captain

    Captain Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Ya - I would tell them you are all booked up this year and can not drop any paying customers to do volunteer work. Then give them the numbers of a couple other people that do plowing in your area. There should be no hard feelings.
  14. illiniplower

    illiniplower Member
    Messages: 70

    thanks for the help guys really appreciate it
  15. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Or, if you want to plow for them tell them they need to pay up front. Many of my customers pay up front.
  16. lordstanley

    lordstanley Member
    Messages: 43

    not to be a doink but you said you took over for someone who was doing it volunteer basis and now are mad that you didn't get paid. You should be mad at the person who asked you to do it not the end customer who had an agreement that you took over. You in essence took over a contractual agreement to do it pro bono. I'm guessing your upset with the church in general. Bid high or take a pass. my .02.
  17. snowandgo

    snowandgo Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    ditto lordstanley

    I would quote them a fair price considering my extra travel and leave it at that.

    Treating them like crap for treating your father-in-law like crap is no way to be.

    I wish my accounts were only 10 miles away.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i fuggin hate working for churches they are the cheapest accounts on earth, and always want work done for free. i refuse to work for anymore churches.
  19. plownoob

    plownoob Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 128

    see if you can get the padre to publicly thank you and let you hang up posters and stuff.

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    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  20. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    Best advice I have seen here. Tell them to pray for warm weather:)