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Old 08-09-2011, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by FIMCO-MEISTER View Post
Always seemed to me more field work and fewer guys was more preferable to more guys and more office time. Some people regardless of how well they grow their businesses need to always been in the field for healthy peace of mind.
Depends on what you are looking for. I need time away from the field. I haven't used a shovel in 3-4 weeks and won't work again in the field until blow out season. One, I just don't want to. Two, the knee surgery.
Here is my yearly work schedule:
April through June - in the field 3/4 time, office 1/4 time (may be closer to 2/3 and 1/3)
July - 1/2 and 1/2
August to September - 1/4 field and 1/2 office, if that. August things slow down so I may not even be in the field 1/4 time, and this year is zero time. The remaining 1/4 is me taking off to play.
October to November 15 - 3/4 and 1/4
November 15 to March 31 - no field time
And sprinkled in there are plenty of trips, long weekend get aways, and turning the phone off at 2:00 for hiking or playing

Works for me having the my guys do most the work, and still make a good living.
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