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PTP
03-14-2006, 07:58 PM
What is the primary reason that you are working in this industry? Do you do it because you like it or are you in it for the money?

phototropic1
03-14-2006, 08:56 PM
In THIS for the money? LOL!!!!!!

J&R Landscaping
03-14-2006, 09:08 PM
I'm in it for both of the above reasons! I make a lot more money than I would if I had a regular by the hour job. I enjoy being outside and doing landscaping work to.

olderthandirt
03-14-2006, 09:09 PM
Law school was filled.

TURF DOCTOR
03-14-2006, 09:50 PM
It was lawn care or be a firefighter.

General Landscaping
03-15-2006, 12:32 AM
The combination of flat-rate and warranty pushed me out of the automotive field.

PTP
03-15-2006, 08:19 AM
I am in it for the money. Most of the time I really don't mind the work but I am not in it for the fun.

PORTER 05
03-15-2006, 10:39 AM
either work for anotehr landscape company, or do it myself, in it for the good$$$$ being able to do wat i want when i want, and i do like it, somtimes, plowing is great!

Lux Lawn
03-15-2006, 10:43 AM
I like working outside (atleast in the summer),and being my own boss.

zim bob the landscaper
03-15-2006, 04:07 PM
i like working and making the money but overall working.

rodfather
03-15-2006, 05:00 PM
Law school was filled.

you told me it was barber college :laugh:

LawnGuy73
03-15-2006, 06:37 PM
In THIS for the money? LOL!!!!!!

I agree, was that supposed to be a joke? :hammerhead:

sheshovel
03-15-2006, 06:41 PM
I am in this industry because I quit my job because they wanted me to change mt personality in 30 days or they were gonna fire me..so I had a freind who had a freind who owned and ran her own Landscape company and needed help..so I thought why the heck not..had never planted a plant in my life.So I went to work for her for 3 months then started my own biz..and I love it..people say I have a gift for it...and if I do then it's the only gift I have ever got so I am useing it to my full advantage,before whoever it was gave it to me decides they want it back!

Livingreen
03-15-2006, 06:50 PM
Why don't they have a both or other option? I enjoy the work (why else would I work 16-18 hr. days), the money, and the pride in the finished enhanced aesthetics which are directly related to the work I've done. Did the last one make sense?:dizzy:

olderthandirt
03-15-2006, 07:35 PM
you told me it was barber college :laugh:

That was 2nd choice :laugh: :laugh:

JKOOPERS
03-16-2006, 05:16 AM
i could not work in a drama filled office and sit on my azz all day . plus i love the outdoors.

Absolute Weed C
03-16-2006, 05:46 AM
Some people are made to fix other people, some to sort out the laws, while others try on a day to day basis to keep the nation running smooth, others may have the gift to fix your car or truck, some here have the gift to mow straight lines, while others create borders and pics for others yards. I on the other hand love killing those little darling weeds and making the world greener one lawn at a time. :usflag:

Ollie3
03-16-2006, 12:40 PM
Before I went to Clemson for Turf Management I had my own business, granted it was not a huge business but it was a business. I love the work. I realized there arethings that I have to learn about turf and landscapes. So I gave my accounts to a friend of mine and I plan on opening another business once again on a much larger scale. You have to enjoy the work. I'm learning so much at Clemson, and I cant wait to take the commercail bidding classes. I already have job offers from major landscape companies and I listen to them all. I love this business.

Ollie

dougmartin2003
03-16-2006, 05:39 PM
i do it for both reasons, the money is better then working for someone else, and i love working outdoors. and i really enjoy mowing, and that i do believe is the key to running your own business, you have to enjoy what you do if you what it to work out, i have seen to many people start in the business thinking only of the money and when the next season comes around they are out of it.

chriscraft
03-25-2006, 11:42 PM
CUZ any idiot can cut grass , How hard can it be? Thats what an applicant said to me b4 filling out his application. i told him not to let the dorr hit him the A## as i escorted him out.

MysticLandscape
03-26-2006, 09:25 PM
I love doing this, nothing beats being outside all day in the sun, the smell of cut grass, and getting down and dirty. Then comming home to a nice cool shower and drink. :drinkup:

topsites
03-26-2006, 09:43 PM
What is the primary reason that you are working in this industry? Do you do it because you like it or are you in it for the money?

All of the above.

grassmanvt
03-27-2006, 10:59 AM
I was gonna be a stripper but....my good looks can't last forever:dancing:

rider
03-27-2006, 11:14 AM
because i don't know any better

Frosty_03
03-27-2006, 11:16 AM
Yep it is my blood the only thing that smells better is a good old cup of coffee in the morning while cutting that first lawn. It is just so FINE!! The other end of the the spectrum it that NICE COLD BEER THAT HAS BEEN IN THE COOLER ALL DAY LONG!!!!:cool2:

Cut2TheQuick
03-27-2006, 08:04 PM
After sitting on my butt in front of a computer 10 hours a day for the past 9 years, sneezing, sweating, getting stung, bitten, baked, and caked seemed like a good time. Seriously there is something about the instant gratification you get by cutting someones grass.

David Grass
03-27-2006, 08:29 PM
I make a lot in a short period of time so I can be a Musician the rest of the time. Compose, camp, sea kayak, travel, and make a living at age 50.

Landscape89
03-27-2006, 09:13 PM
Love being outside.. I cant stay inside all day and work.. that's just not me

nocutting
03-27-2006, 10:07 PM
CUZ any idiot can cut grass , How hard can it be? Thats what an applicant said to me b4 filling out his application. i told him not to let the dorr hit him the A## as i escorted him out.
Wouldnt it have been Great to see what kind of Idiot he was?.......I Wouda taken him out to Bury Him:cool2: , than ask him what kind of Idiot he was at the end of the day.:usflag:

Kumi
04-02-2006, 09:34 PM
i'm in it because i like being in charge. i can do things my way and make a lot more money than if i worked some measly 9 to 5 job. i also enjoy working outside. the only thing i don't like is 90 degree summer heat. i don't care how cool you dress or how much you drink,90 still sucks.