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Old 11-30-2006, 12:47 PM
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I have 2 college degrees. I spent 16 years in the corporate world and hated every minute of it.


I really don't care what anyone thinks of me as long as I enjoy doing what I do and make a little money doing it.
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:51 PM
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Hey, can I be a "mowron" too? lol

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I have found the opposite to be true. We have made a pretty good business of correcting "landscapers" mistakes. Landscape architects seem to know very little about plants and turf."

Roger that. I don't have the numbers, but a large percentage of my business is generated by edumacated landscape "architects".

Also, the "business" courses that I took in college have had absolutely no relationship to the Real World. Actually, I shouldn't say that. I guess I just haven't been in business long enough yet. Anyone seen "Back to School" with Rodney Dangerfield? I laughed my leaf covered butt off at the scenes in the business class.

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Old 11-30-2006, 12:53 PM
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there is also a vast amount that can be learned in the classroom and you also find out why something works in the way it does. When I was in school I learned more than one thing every class. I sell my turf education on nearly every job now.
I am not knocking anyone with a education nor anyone withouth a degree
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:34 PM
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Well my wife thinks I'm a little off but we're laugh'in all the way to the bank.
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Equipment we use:
Ford trucks
Pro Line and GatorMade trailer's
Gravely, Exmark, Honda and Snapper mower's
Echo trimmer's and blower's
LittleWonder equipment
BillyGoat equipment
New Holland and Dresser loader's (snow removal)
Fisher snow plow's
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:03 PM
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Well my wife thinks I'm a little off but we're laugh'in all the way to the bank.

Thats the spirit
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:09 PM
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I have a BS in Psychology...talk about worthless...but working on a Masters now...

At first most people do think you are an uneducated moron thinking it doesn't take any brains to mow...they don't think about the business side of everything...we are running small business' and that takes some brains...I just like telling some of the guys at my full time job how much I make on the weekends...(at first they laughed at what I wanted to do, but now they are thinking of getting into it)...who's stupid now b****?!

I feel that the whole moron/uneducated stereotype comes from many of the ill-legit guys out there willing to do anything for a buck...educate ourselves and be professional within our industry...fix landscaping problems without trashtalking to the customer about the initial install...

As lawn care providers we need to raise the bar a little for ourselves and hope the rest of us follow suit...but just as stated before by someone...can't be that stupid making this kind of money...
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:40 PM
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BS in Economics
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Whoopee...
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:10 PM
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BS in Economics
BS in Marketing
MBA in Industrial Relations

Whoopee...

I got a BS in Hot Tubs
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:14 PM
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I got a BS in Hot Tubs
don't ya mean the "S" should be substituted with another letter "J"ohn?
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:15 PM
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I spent half an hour blowing leaves INTO the wind today...man I must be ******ed
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