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Wage Hike, Losing Hikes
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    I recieved the dreaded call this afternoon stating that since the new wage hike that for some reason has snuck up on this partictular account, they are no longer able to make their P&L numbers and continue service. This is not that large of an account for me however it still sucks to loose $3,000 a month from them in continual service not to mention the extra 2-3k we do for them monthly on other services. I am just unsure on how this could sneak up on someone that could prohibit them from service, its not like they have not known its coming. The only problem I see with this is they are into alot of debt rebuilding their stores and changing the exterior image costing nearly 1,000,000 per store at a rate of 72 stores that could get expensive. The owner just needs to stop the build on his new house that consists of $4,000,000 and contribute to his business instead of his ego.


    Enough ranting , has anyone else started to see things fall apart from the new minimal wage hike

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    That is terrible, I'm sorry to hear that. That's not a small chunk of change to lose. The excuse sounds hokey. I didn't think anyone actually paid minimum wage. What type of business is it, if you don't mind me asking?
    Ken Fenner
    PressurePros, Inc
    House Washing
    Pressure Washing Companies




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    Sounds like they seen it coming and you lucky to have kept it this long in this economy. I'd keep my snide remarks about the owners house to myself and send them some thank you for your biz cards please remember me when your bugets get back to normal. Then send letters every 60 days keeping in touch.
    Randall Brooks
    EvenTide Power Wash
    843-991-1324

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    It may be a situation too where they cannot affor the full $3K but might be able to afford $2K. Rather than negotiate with you for a lower price so they can keep you hey decided to cut it all together. I'd go in there and offer a bi-monthly rate or something. Make a change to the services so you can keep the account and eventually they might bump you back to full boar.
    Warranties/Customer Service
    Ben's Cleaner Sales

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieMwa View Post
    It may be a situation too where they cannot affor the full $3K but might be able to afford $2K. Rather than negotiate with you for a lower price so they can keep you hey decided to cut it all together. I'd go in there and offer a bi-monthly rate or something. Make a change to the services so you can keep the account and eventually they might bump you back to full boar.
    My thoughts exactly, try to save the acct. if you can
    JC Power Wash & Soft Wash LLC
    Jim Chesmore
    609-412-3033
    www.JCSoftWash.com

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    I don't clean a restaurant on more than 30 day service especially on drive-in types of properties. These stores were being cleaned on 7 day service for the most part and the amount of gum was awful. I did the initial cleanings at regular price to ease the burden on them so please don't take it wrong when I took a large loss on the initial cleanings only to service the accounts for a few months but not nearly long enough to recoup the amount I could have made elsewhere on those nights. These guys got an awesome rate at $800.00 per store first cleaning that included the entire parking lot, then 7 day service on 1 set of stalls and the patio for an 150 a week.


    The pricing is on a great scale and worked out well for us but we didn't service them long enough to recoup the 2-3 nights it took 3 guys to clean an entire parking lot. I won't make that mistake again and there will be writing that states if service is halted before 1 year then the initial cleaning price must be paid in full withing 30 days of cancellation of service

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