Whistling passed the cemetery; start up costs,tech woes & a big man

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

In the latest edition of Whistling Passed Cemetery, the guys cover three threads.

Nathan Wood had a comical post. Nathan wrote:

“The ways to piss off your pest technician..

Feel free to add your own

Beg the scheduling departing to have a tech there even tho it’s not in his route area of that day and NOT bother to remember the appointment.
Act like you know more the professional who has been doing the job a long time and telling him/her how to do their job.”

Next up, Dustin Mantz wrote two questions.

“How much did you spend to start up your company? While the “I started with nothing” stories are motivational, I need realistic info. So, what was your startup cost? Insurance, truck, chem, equipment, and so on?”
“Who here worked a second job while starting your business?”

Lastly, Chris Moreschi‎ gave us a heartfelt apology. Chris wrote:

“I take full responsibility for today’s downtime. I urged my team not to complete a server update until the weekend, and against my own gut feeling I still approved it.

A big lesson learned. I’m so sorry you had to experience this and please know it drives me to continue to improve and push my team to stick to our own rules.

This lesson has been branded into my skin. I sincerely apologize and again take full responsibility.

Please reach out to me if you feel our relationship is out of integrity so I can do my best to restore it.

We’re so grateful to have you. I’m personally thankful for your trust and do not take this event lightly.”

To hear Jerry’s and Bryan’s responses, download the episode today!

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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