Well I guess there are many here who can tall a tale or two re odd behaviour of clients or lawn mowing jobs from over the years.
But yesterday takes the cake-for the last six months I have had a fixed arrangement with a government body for three seven hour days a week-its all gone fairly smoothly and good,and no major issues.
Recently the position had to be advertised and I re tendered.A few odd things started to happen with council a few weeks ago-they said they were no longer paying for consumables-as the agreed to in june. Then yesterday while myself and off sider were in shed doing minor mower repair and mixing fuels a big berly rough looking locksmith arrived - I did not take much notice-he occasionally pulls up outside shed as its flat to work at back of his truck.
Anyhow I did my repairs and ready to push mower out and he has an angle grinder ready to cut MY lock of the shed-which only houses my gear on the property -at first I thought it odd then he told me what he was doing-the council asked him to cut my lock and put a new one on!!! so things got very nasty and almost physical-he rang someone in council and I rang my council contact-and told him some one was about to get punched in the head-never seen that council worker arrive so quick in all my time there.
Not much was sorted-the council had a key to my lock,but took the one the near fight was over off,and replaced it with a silly sollies one,which I objected I put my own back on.
I packed as much gear as I could and will collect ride on etc another time very soon. But there was no need for them to be so bloody minded. Of course I was seen to be in trouble by looking out for my gear. After things going down hill like this -its not a place that is ok to work anymore.So looks at the end of the six months innings - a low act to end it all.