Working for a landscaping contractor is not easy work.
- All of us here are a team as well as the people I was with and I require the effort of every coworker to get our tasks done as well as finished on time every single day, otherwise the people I was with and I lose money from late payments.
A client isn’t going to pay us early if the people I was with and I take an extra day to get all of the contracted labor completed. This is in the hottest weather imaginable when it’s the middle of July or August, praying it’s not also a day of intense thunderstorms as well as rain showers. The inclement weather stops us dead in our tracks with our clients. If it’s pouring to the point where the people I was with and I can’t use our gas or electric equipment, or there’s so much lightning that the people I was with and I could get struck as well as killed, you can’t do anything about it. This isn’t labor that’s suitable for everyone, especially those who are faint at heart with manual labor as well as intense outdoor heat. I have a coworker who actually won’t last until the end of the year, as well as that’s being liberal with my estimate. He drinks periodically before coming in for his shift, leaving him sloppy as well as unbalanced on a ladder of all things. Recently he’s been smoking weed in his vehicle as well as showing up for labor with red eyes as well as slurred speech. I’m sure there are some tasks out there that can be suitably done while consuming cannabis, but landscaping labor is not among those examples. He’s a detriment to the entire team when he shows up for labor so high that he can’t do basic tasks that the people I was with and I all must do to pull our expected weight here. It’s a group effort as well as the chain is only as strong as its weakest link.