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STL Cuts
06-15-2010, 08:01 PM
Just curious what other industries the part timers are in. Fire fighters and off duty cops seem to be pretty common on here.

I guess I'll start it off. I'm in college and intern with a M & A firm and have been running my biz since high school part time.

BShaffer
06-15-2010, 08:07 PM
Golf Course Superintendent

Hawkshot99
06-15-2010, 08:36 PM
Manage a ski shop in the winter, and in the summer the shop sells high end patio furniture. Mostly run the delivery side of things, but also sell.

rcpeoples
06-15-2010, 08:46 PM
Longshoreman. Way more than 40 hours a week
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M.M.A. Mowing
06-15-2010, 08:50 PM
Building superintendant for a home builder/land developer. Mowing spec homes and model homes for a cheap hourly wage. Also the reason why I started the biz, as well as the housing slump.
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BadRancher
06-15-2010, 09:28 PM
I work in an auto factory.
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Pennington Lawncare
06-15-2010, 09:56 PM
I've been an electrical lineman for my local power company for almost 19 years and before that I used to work on the tall towers and poles for the Tennessee Valley Authority for 3 years.

Lugnut
06-15-2010, 10:00 PM
Im full time now, but when starting out i was an assistant golf course superintendent

93Chevy
06-15-2010, 10:08 PM
I mow grass for a local LCO. I have a good relationship with the owner...he's helping me a lot in my business and I try to help him out by coming in early, working weekend, wrenching on equipment and trucks for him, etc.

gsamoila
06-15-2010, 10:37 PM
Auto factory worker
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watatrp
06-15-2010, 10:40 PM
Engineering consultant. I design hvac and plumbing for buildings.

Green Growers
06-15-2010, 10:53 PM
I work for the city parks dept.

ShooterK2
06-15-2010, 10:57 PM
Production Manager for a daily newspaper. Been there since '94. One of the perks of the job is that I get free classified ads...... :p

Robert Pruitt
06-15-2010, 11:00 PM
aircraft mechanic for a major U.S. carrier.

ptlawnguy
06-15-2010, 11:03 PM
technology education teacher middle school and high school

rmslawns
06-15-2010, 11:27 PM
Fire Captain.

Glenn Lawn Care
06-15-2010, 11:29 PM
iam a chip n dales dancer. :dancing:

Knight511
06-15-2010, 11:37 PM
Labor relations... transportation industry.

Outdoor_Maintenance_2010
06-15-2010, 11:57 PM
disaster tech,

but changing job...to work at a golf course

mayorofperryville
06-16-2010, 12:01 AM
What are they paying in NC? *trucewhiteflag*

Hawg City Lawns
06-16-2010, 12:02 AM
i work at a major trucking company

KrayzKajun
06-16-2010, 12:11 AM
Police officer

Robert Pruitt
06-16-2010, 12:32 AM
What are they paying in NC? *trucewhiteflag*

not enough. will retire in august with 25 years.

mwh350
06-16-2010, 12:04 PM
I am a Network Administrator

bradsd
06-16-2010, 12:08 PM
I am a chemical operator at a large chemical plant. Work about 50 hours a week there. Left a UPS truck to take this job.

MikeKle
06-16-2010, 12:30 PM
I am a rep for a large gas station chain, I have 15 stores in my district, while it is full time, I can do alot of work from my computer and I can pretty much visit the stores whenever I want, works great with lawn care, plus the store employees and managers never know when I am likely to come in due to my other job, so it keeps them on their toes!

Yarden Of Eden
06-16-2010, 02:01 PM
I am a custodian/building maintenance for a high school
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Cascio05
06-16-2010, 02:17 PM
gm autoworker lol

MOW ED
06-16-2010, 02:49 PM
I am a Snowman in the off season.

piediddy
06-16-2010, 03:13 PM
I do the Audio Visual and Computers for a hotel in New Orleans. One block off Bourbon street:cool2:

rkmcniel
06-16-2010, 03:39 PM
Minister of Music :cool2:

redskinsfan34
06-16-2010, 03:51 PM
I am a shipping / receiving / warehouse manager for a commercial printing company.

BigelowLawnCare
06-16-2010, 03:54 PM
Pm for a cell tower construction company

macgyver_GA
06-16-2010, 04:05 PM
Sr. Analyst and Field Investigator in Loss Prevention for a major wireless carrier.
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ACA L&L
06-16-2010, 04:07 PM
Professional sportsman......outdoors men ...fishing, hunting, shooting, camping, boating, 4 wheelin....

1993lx172
06-16-2010, 04:52 PM
I'm an architecture student.

CHRIS92789
06-16-2010, 06:36 PM
Im lucky enough to be part co-owner in a photography company so i spend my time working for myself :).

Big C
06-16-2010, 07:52 PM
Process Tech for a major oil company (not BP by the way):nono:

firebox700
06-16-2010, 08:11 PM
I'm a fire dispatcher

KyleOH
06-16-2010, 08:23 PM
IT Network Engineer, I love mowing because I don't have to fix your email.

smalltime lawn guy
06-16-2010, 09:21 PM
Army Contractor

chevytk
06-16-2010, 09:45 PM
I am a water treatment operator.I work 12 hr. shift and off 3 days one week and 4 days the next. I have a full time job and 2 part time.

81Bronk36
06-16-2010, 09:53 PM
Air Force Fire Fighter

JayD
06-16-2010, 10:15 PM
Police officer

I have seen this very same name here in Indy

BadRancher
06-16-2010, 10:20 PM
I have seen this very same name here in Indy

...and you saw alot of them SuperBowl Sunday too. J/k

JayD
06-16-2010, 10:28 PM
...and you saw alot of them SuperBowl Sunday too. J/k

I was being serous...I did..

jmf1969
06-16-2010, 10:35 PM
mechanic at chemical plant

Bob_n_weave
06-17-2010, 12:14 AM
Retired Army Medic, now work 2 ten hour shifts as medical assistant for workers compensation clinic.

rain man
06-17-2010, 12:49 AM
Full time green industry.

DEERHUNTER109
06-17-2010, 05:35 AM
supervise on graveyard.

LawnGuy35
06-17-2010, 09:22 AM
I'm a freelance marketing/advertising copywriter and consultant. I do about 10 lawns per week to get me outside and enjoy some fresh air. I've always enjoyed lawn care, so I figured why not make a few extra bucks in the summer doing it.

twcw5804
06-17-2010, 02:12 PM
Verizon Wireless Sales

outlaw1960
06-17-2010, 02:57 PM
Heavy Diesel mechanic.

clinicalengineer
06-17-2010, 04:08 PM
Maintain Anesthesia and Perfusion equipment at the hospital.

rcpeoples
06-17-2010, 05:52 PM
Maintain Anesthesia and Perfusion equipment at the hospital.

What is perfusion ? If u don't mind me asking
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Butler Landscaping
06-18-2010, 12:12 AM
high school

mowerbrad
06-18-2010, 12:31 AM
Standup comic.....

brodo374
06-18-2010, 12:47 AM
is a firefighter

From Dust 'til Lawn
06-18-2010, 06:40 AM
Postmaster

chuckhopkins76
06-18-2010, 07:26 AM
Home Inspector (Not As Full Time In This Economy)

B Gillespie
06-18-2010, 07:55 AM
Law school student, own a telecommunications company, and part time research for Monsanto for extra tuition money.
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clinicalengineer
06-18-2010, 08:36 AM
What is perfusion ? If u don't mind me asking
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Perfusion pumps are used during cardiac surgery. The operation of the heart is shutdown completely, then perfusion pumps take over keeping the blood oxygen rich and circulating during the surgery. They are also know as heart/lung bypass machines.

Robert Pruitt
06-18-2010, 08:40 AM
Law school student, own a telecommunications company, and part time research for Monsanto for extra tuition money.
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when do you have time?

dvaughn
06-18-2010, 10:53 AM
Airline Pilot

rcpeoples
06-18-2010, 11:16 AM
Perfusion pumps are used during cardiac surgery. The operation of the heart is shutdown completely, then perfusion pumps take over keeping the blood oxygen rich and circulating during the surgery. They are also know as heart/lung bypass machines.
Oh ok. Never heard it called by its technical name before
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mr.q
06-18-2010, 12:12 PM
Work on the avionics on F18 D Hornets for the US Marines.

jnrogers
06-18-2010, 05:50 PM
U.S. Air Force.

B Gillespie
06-19-2010, 02:30 PM
when do you have time?

Good question... Good time management, long days, vacations are rare. My plan is to work hard now so I don't have to in a few years. Working out well so far.
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trippy
06-19-2010, 03:34 PM
was fulltime courier for fedex,,,20 years just went parttime last year best decision i have ever made ,,kept my great paying custys and now more flexible to schedule carpet cleaning

weekendwarrior10
06-19-2010, 09:00 PM
corrections officer

JohnBanks
06-19-2010, 09:04 PM
I am a REALTOR. Hiring out more work daily.

weekendwarrior10
06-19-2010, 09:36 PM
corrections officer

ted5487
06-19-2010, 10:19 PM
Police Lieutenant 23 years, this is my 30th year mowing.

GreenGuysLC
06-19-2010, 10:27 PM
Lol . . . I am a fireman . . . but I tell my customers I am full time LCO and part time fireman . .I spend many more hours cutting than I do fighting! And make more too . . Only perk to the Fireman . . ladies love us ... :) and benefits!

MOturkey
06-19-2010, 10:28 PM
I was a route salesman, wholesale milkman, for 27 years, but retired at the end of May. Still working lots of hours, but it is oh so nice not to have to get up at 2:45 AM! :)

DA Quality Lawn & YS
06-19-2010, 10:31 PM
Part time LCO, full time DAD in the warm months (yes, being a Dad is way tougher than lawn care). Work part time in produce dept at local grocery in winter, and have lots of time and fun with my 9 mo old daughter. No snow plowin for me, ever.

new llc
06-26-2010, 03:58 PM
firefighter medic

dougdm
06-26-2010, 06:26 PM
Commercial/Industrial Electrician.... This is a way to help make money for my daughter. Give her some responsibility & life lessons.

Hell on Blades
06-26-2010, 08:48 PM
Chemicals plant operator. Scheduled 3 on 3 off days and nights.

Guess where I'm at now.

davis45
09-06-2010, 11:06 PM
I'd like to bump this up for the part-timers.

I've been seriously considering cutting back some customers, and taking a full-time job. Just gettin kind of burnt out with all the PITA customers and nasty yards.

cut level
09-06-2010, 11:45 PM
Insurance Broker specialize in individual health and life, and employee benefits-group health etc.

I also umpire college and high school baseball.

RayLJ1104
09-06-2010, 11:54 PM
I work For UPS as a dispatcher, also new to the industry

CaptainPike
09-07-2010, 12:17 AM
Don't remember if I posted already in this thread.

I work full time as a fire alarm system inspector / technician.

My wife is getting tired of me working all week then mowing yards on the weekend. But it really does feel good to get out on the weekends and cut a few yards. I want the extra work, but putting in 60 and 70 hours a week at my full time job is not the answer. I gotta have something different every now and then.

Zak's Pro. Lawn Care
09-07-2010, 12:31 AM
18 hours a week at school, 20 hours mowing, and when i graduate it will be 48 hours as an ER nurse(BSN) and still 20-25 hours mowing

Firestarter_112
09-07-2010, 07:25 AM
Full Time Firefighter in Toronto, On. 24 on/48 off Schedule.

Robert Pruitt
09-07-2010, 08:21 AM
aircraft mechanic for a major U.S. carrier.

Retired as of 08-08-10,with 25 years. have not decided if going full time lawn care. will have to buy a newer w/b and ztr.

Johnny test
09-07-2010, 08:43 AM
Outdoor Advertising

yorkkj
09-07-2010, 10:58 AM
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic at a local chip factory. I work 4 days per week, typically Fri- Mon with alot of time off during the week.

wild willy
09-07-2010, 09:19 PM
automotive rail loader
landscape 9-4.....load cars on trains 5 till 10:30 or whenever we get done...got to love our quota system. Did one shift in 3 1/2 hours paid for 8!!!!mostly about 5-6 hours no breaks just getter done ..summers 120deg. in the car 110 in the train...winter 0 deg in 0 deg out and everything frozen!!!!

zzimmer3
09-09-2010, 08:34 PM
i work factory maintenance for a chemical plant, swing shift. so it has its pros and cons for mowing on the side.

HustlerRider
09-09-2010, 08:53 PM
Quality control for Trojan condoms

ok, not really, I'm a full time poker dealer at a casino
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fordsrule
09-10-2010, 07:33 AM
I work for a local landscape contractor for an average of 45 to 50 hrs. Then on weekends I mow my lawns and a few that my boss uses me as a sub on
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gdguth
09-10-2010, 12:34 PM
Physical Education Teacher, Wrestling Coach, and Sub Bus Driver, Full time Father and Husband

Storm the Patriot
09-11-2010, 09:13 PM
funny...went to college for 4 yrs...graduated...my dad is a retired teacher, and started doing handyman work...hes a silled carpenter...wanted to do lawn care as well...went full fledged into a property maintenance/home improvement business...got slow last winter...got a job working security at a hotel...currently contimplating finding more of a carreer(other then security) and doing my business more on the side...love mowing lawns. The business has been doing pretty well, but am getting married in 7 days, and working one day 6am-6pm, then 6pm-6am the next doing security isnt going to fly forever...God has the plan though!

tailboardtech
09-11-2010, 10:04 PM
one of them lazy county employees/ farmer

ewilly
09-12-2010, 01:21 AM
Network Engineer by day
Line Technician for a Horse Track by evening 3 days a week.

I agree with the other desk jockeys- need to get out and do something different. Getting out there and actually having something to show for your hard work is why I do it.

StihlMechanic
09-12-2010, 03:11 AM
toro-stihl-gravely dealer mechanic

brianslawncare
09-12-2010, 04:16 PM
work in a paper factory for 20yrs. company was sold in beginning and didnt now if i still had a job. started out in the biz 15yrs ago, hate to leave after 20yrs with 5weeks paid vacation and healthcare.

lunk71
09-12-2010, 05:52 PM
Heavy Equipment Operator - Excavators, Dozer ,Motor Grader , Track loader ,Backhoe ..

pretty much stay on an Excavator now for a pipe crew .

Baytownlawncare
09-13-2010, 06:19 AM
I work shift work 7 on 7 off at a hospital as a pharmacy technician

Rayner Lawncare
09-13-2010, 11:30 AM
electrician.