I think there are some people who look down on what I do, but not many (if any) of my customers look down on me. For the people who do look down on my job, I don't think they realize that my mower costs as much as their car or that I actually do make a good living (even doing this part time).
I personally don't care if someone looks down on my profession.
'07 Chevy 2500HD
2010 John Deere Z925A 54" MOD
2011 John Deere Quik Trak 647A
John Deere walkbehind