Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #9  
Old 10-06-2012, 08:41 AM
BeachysLawn's Avatar
BeachysLawn BeachysLawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 265
Quote:
Originally Posted by herler View Post
Generally speaking, fulfilling a profession involves a formal education.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_professions

You see landscaping in there?

Most of the rest of those professions require master's degrees...
All except maybe nurses and military officers, and maybe there exist a few more but they all require college as well..
Are you really quoting a source as unreliable as Wikipedia? And thats a pretty short list of professions. I dare say there are a number of professionals who would take umbrage at not being included in that list.

Look at the actual definition of professional and you will find that, while landscaping is an industry, referring to yourself as a professional of an industry is a perfectly proper use of English.

Professional: (from merriam-webster, not wikipedia)
a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession
b : engaged in one of the learned professions
c (1) : characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession (2) : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace
2
a : participating for gain or livelihood in an activity or field of endeavor often engaged in by amateurs <a professional golfer>
b : having a particular profession as a permanent career <a professional soldier>
c : engaged in by persons receiving financial return <professional football>
3
: following a line of conduct as though it were a profession <a professional patriot>
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:47 PM.

Page generated in 0.19927 seconds with 8 queries