A few days later, John and I are paired up again and he asks, "so, why don't you believe in this service?"
I explained, "If you read the labels, the thing they stress as being the law and the proper way to be applying the chemicals, it says for our granules, that we are to apply 2-3lbs/1,000 sqft. If we apply 2lbs/1,000 sqft/stop, how many bags of granules should we use on average every day with 16-20 stops/day?"
As John is reading the label for the granules, I explain, " 2lbs times an average of 6,000 sqft lot being treated, we should use 12lbs/house. Times that by 16 services a day is 192lbs/day. That's 7.68 bags per day, and we are only allowed to pull 2 bags (50lbs) per day. We average 2-5 re-services a day, because we are providing a shit service, yet claiming to be the best provider in the industry. Also how does your old ass make it through a complete service in 20 minutes?"
"You, young buck, are correct... we are under treating. What do you do on a service, that it takes you longer than 20 minutes to do a service?" he asked.
"Inspect the property, granulate the entire yard, sweep the eaves, treat the foundation, dust the weep holes, offer to do the interior and do it if wanted. It's what we are supposed to do, right?" I stated.
"Well, yes, that is what you do if you want to do it the right way, but to keep on schedule, you gotta do what you gotta do." John stated.
Almost at the same time we both say, "You get what ya pay for!"