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OT: Lawn care: Do you pay when they don't show up?
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Submitted by Oxford on April 2, 2011 - 2:57am
I have a good guy doing my lawn care and last week he did not show up. It rained in the morning but was clear the rest of the day when he and his crew usually arrive.
Anyway, he came to the door today with his monthly bill which was the typical monthly fee ($180 for four weeks). I said, "You did not work last week." He said, "It was raining." I responded, "Not here." So he tells me I can take it off the bill -- which I did. He looked a little tiffed when I handed him his check. I'm thinking... dude? wtf?
Question: What is the norm for situations like this. Should lawn care crews show up regardless of conditions? Do you pay them a full month even if they miss a week? That was just one precedence I did not want to establish.
Thanks for your comments.
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