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Woowoowoo, got another contract

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by LoneCowboy, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    For about 10 different (very small) properties, but all very tight and in town (so I can use my tractors).
    Now I can put all the tractors and trucks to work.
    payup payup payup

    I need more bodies now though. :yow!:
  2. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    congrats on the contract but the way i look at it is,
    equipment is easy to find, they'll sell you all you want, it's the trustworthey human component that is dificult to produce,
    we have seen it for years last year alone we had 5hands that did'nt even put in a full 40 hrs and those over 40hrs averaged approx 20 hrs per week but the bad thing of it is we do not limit hours or layoff. nobody around my part of the contry wants to work? idunno why

    i wish you luck and snow this winter

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    I find that too, not many want to work. The other thing I find is that then all of a sudden they want to work and you don't have much on the go, or don't really want to help them out much pay their bills cause when you needed them they werent around. Congrats on the contracts, rake in that cash this year boys.:drinkup:
  4. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    this year we are supposed to get slammed with that wonderful white stuff. But where to find hte help that is the question.. there are 3 people that I know would plow for me but they all have other obligations..so I'm kind of at a loss.. any words or wisdom?
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    good luck:eek:
  6. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    because they are lazy, no good, thinks the world owes them something, bums, that just plain suck.

    congrats on your contract cowboy!!!!!!
  7. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Bribrius, notice the date of the original post?
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    That's what I was thinking. LOL
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I hate it when that happens
  10. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131


    Im just gonna pretend I posted the original post.

    Here is an update:

    Well, we got FREAKIN SLAMMED with snowfall after snowfall. I didn't sleep nor see my kids or my wife.
    I lost 4 big contracts cuz I couldn't keep up. Got burned on some cash for salt and pretty much lost my freakin mind with snow.

    I couldnt care less if I ever say another flake as long as I live and now HATE, I repeat, HATE that w**re called Mother Nature.

    And since this is MY update, I ended up losing those 10, easy, close contracts.

    End of update.
  11. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    If you need a hug im here for ya buddy..lol..are you being serious?
  12. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Was it a two year contract?


  13. 2moresleeps

    2moresleeps Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 131

    LOL. The only truth to that is I never want to see another flake. I didnt sleep, eat or have nookie during the last winter. I was too tired, overworked but greatly overpaid.
  14. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i dont know about last year i hate to complain but january was a little light on the white stuff LOL
  15. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    thats why a few times a season you gotta bring the nookie with ya and pull over fro a quicky..
  16. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Its not my style, but some find nookie hanging out on street corners.