View Full Version : Late Season Burn out.
10-24-2010, 09:20 PM
Of course I do this to myself, but working mon-sat full days then paperwork on Sun I am feeling serious burn out... Wondering how many of you guys/gals are feeling the same. Basically I work April to the end of Nov so my season is shorter than other parts of the country, gotta bale hay while you can.
10-24-2010, 09:51 PM
Was it worth it? Money wise? I kinda wish i was that busy
10-24-2010, 09:55 PM
we work march through end of november likewise, and i am burnt out like crazy too, i don NOT want to go back to work tomorrow. this is the first weekend i have had off since last winter. the meney is the only reason to do it right, but .......
10-24-2010, 10:02 PM
I feel for you i have 2 business lawn care which keeps me busy all summer the other one is 12 months a year i am now 1 month behind on the check book for the 2nd business but i will catch up when the weather gets bad it's to nice to stay in side. Lawn care book work is all done.Hang in there nov is almost here.
10-25-2010, 10:14 PM
Late season burn out is just part of the lawn care gig!
10-25-2010, 10:56 PM
What job doesn't have burn out? When you do the same thing it is a part of life.
I always get burnt out and then once we are done for a few weeks I start to miss it!
I am totally burnt out this season! Been a long year.
But looking foreword to next at the same time.
10-25-2010, 11:34 PM
It's not the work that wears me down, it's the customers. One day I will have weeded out everyone I can't stand and enjoy dealing with everyone. I'm currently at about 5% ha.
10-26-2010, 02:19 AM
Only way for me not to get burnt out working a 12 month season is to select clients very carefully and fire anyone who causes me undue stress right away.
10-26-2010, 06:16 AM
I work 75-80 hour weeks April to November. I do not feel burn out like I use to.
I have hired 3 good part time people. One guy is doing a lot of my weekend work. I enjoy my winters off. I do not plow snow, just get ready for the next year. I also look at the big picture. If I do not get it all done, I still will have done enough. I make enough to support my family and they are happy with it.
I do run a very stream lined and efficient operation. Plus November through January I will spend a lot of time deer hunting. Also when weather is bad I do not have to go in just to punch a clock.
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