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Old 12-04-2012, 12:26 AM
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funny

so im out looking at trucks.salesman ask me so what kinda work i did told him i have a lawn & lanscaping buisness .he says that we make money than doctors i just looked and laughed
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:07 AM
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Well...

If you look at the money that car salesman brings in on a commission during the hour or two it takes to sell a car,
it probably sure would look like he rakes it in harder than Donald Trump.

And that's what a lot of folks see us doing, raking it all in the half hour we ride the Z.
They don't see any of the other stuff.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:19 AM
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Yea this business is soo far behind in pricing It is barely worth doing anymore..
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:05 PM
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funny

they do not relize all the overhead
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:44 PM
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He's just trying to smooth you over.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:12 PM
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I had the same thing happen to me about a month ago...looking at Tundra guy ask what do you do, I say lawn care he says well you can pay cash for one of these then huh? I kinda laughed and said if only you knew
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:08 PM
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I didnt know it was possible to have that many grammatical errors in 3 sentences.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:23 PM
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I didnt know it was possible to have that many grammatical errors in 3 sentences.
Was that to me?? Lol If so, I've seen worst
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:50 AM
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Tell you one thing I have learned over the years.

There exist other folks with this false perception, such as thieves and robbers.
That is why I never carry a large chunk of cash with me.
Not on me, not in my truck, no $100 not even $50.

Not unless I have previously arranged to pay for something and I am on my way there, this rarely happens.

Any LCO ever gets robbed with a large amount of money on them puts us ALL at risk!
They rob some fat wallet guy omg we made $700 hell yeah you're next!

My own rule is I never have much over $20 cash on me at any time,
now they can still come and take it but they won't get away with much.
And hopefully they'll figure it's not worth it, and won't go after anyone else.

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:04 AM
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I guess that's one way to do it. I always have a few hundred in my pocket, no matter where I am. Been doing that for a long, long time. Never had a problem. Even in Mexico or other areas we've traveled to, never had a problem.

I guess I don't have a problem with this for several reasons. One, I'm a little more stout that most guys. So I guess they think twice about trying to stick me up. Second, I'm not going to run around my entire life afraid of what might happen - but probably won't happen. And three, that's not a lot of money. If I lose $300 or $400, it's not that big of a deal. I wouldn't be happy about it. But it's not like we wouldn't eat or pay the mortgage that month. We'd still be just fine.

Back on the subject of this thread - there are a few owners of larger landscape companies that make more than some doctors - but not many. Maybe the top 1% or less of landscape owners. We do pretty well. But I can tell that most doctors still make more than me because they always live in just a little nicer homes in a little nicer neighborhoods.
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