Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #31  
Old 12-24-2012, 01:51 PM
weeze's Avatar
weeze weeze is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: weezertonfieldville, AL
Posts: 5,405
really it sounds like every major company i worked for during my life lol. any time they cut costs the burden was put on the employees. that's why i quit working for all those garbage companies. they sit back and make billions of dollars a year doing nothing while they pay their workers to slave for $8-$25 an hr asking them to meet quotas that aren't even humanly possible to reach.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12-24-2012, 03:52 PM
yardguy28 yardguy28 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,465
Quote:
Originally Posted by JasonsLawnCare1 View Post
this is true if you eat the wrong thing. don't eat burgers, steaks, or any red meat for lunch. that will make you more tired than anything. stick to things like fish or chicken. they don't slow you down so much. don't eat till you are totally full either. just eat a normal sized meal. hope this helps.
everyone's different though.

when I stop for lunch I usually get say at Wendy's a triple baconador combo large size. at McDonald's I'll get 2 double quarter pounders with cheese.

doesn't slow me down a bit. in fact if I didn't fill up, that's what slows me down.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 12-24-2012, 04:28 PM
McFarland_Lawn_Care's Avatar
McFarland_Lawn_Care McFarland_Lawn_Care is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sedgwick, Maine
Posts: 1,142
They have a reasonable quota to fill each day, they can either take 30 min break for lunch or work straight through if they'd like. Different people like it different ways.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 12-24-2012, 05:27 PM
ponyboy ponyboy is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: ny
Posts: 1,289
Not a troll not a d bag either if you read I pay guys from shop yo shop but if people add up hours for gas and lunch I can save over $4500 by fueling up at shop in am and if guys bring lunch and stop at 12 to eat no drive time to get food and they will save money bringing lunch and drinks it will then in return save me fuel to get lunch and time it takes to leave job site then wait on line then return to job site then take their lunch. This does not apply to solo workers or 1 crew guys this is more for people with multiple crews out
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 12-24-2012, 05:40 PM
weeze's Avatar
weeze weeze is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: weezertonfieldville, AL
Posts: 5,405
Quote:
Originally Posted by yardguy28 View Post
everyone's different though.

when I stop for lunch I usually get say at Wendy's a triple baconador combo large size. at McDonald's I'll get 2 double quarter pounders with cheese.

doesn't slow me down a bit. in fact if I didn't fill up, that's what slows me down.
that's cool if you can get away with it lol. it does slow me down if i don't eat too. i start feeling weak even if i drink gatorade and water. sometimes i work and take a later lunch and i can really tell. taking lunch at 2-3pm isn't good lol. if i eat around 12-1pm i'm good.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 12-24-2012, 05:45 PM
Charles's Avatar
Charles Charles is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 7,178
Solo here. Most of the time I take bread and water. Eat the bread while i am gassing up the weedeater or blower. Too much food just makes me sleepy. I would rather get finished early than stop for lunch or spend more time in the hottest part of the day.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 12-24-2012, 05:50 PM
weeze's Avatar
weeze weeze is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: weezertonfieldville, AL
Posts: 5,405
no charles see what you do is take lunch during the hottest part of the day. like 1-3pm. just relax in the cold a/c and take a nap if you want. then go back working once you're all done lol.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 12-24-2012, 06:04 PM
yardguy28 yardguy28 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,465
no Charles and no Jason.

what you REALLY do is start as Early as you can on those hot days and either get done before the heat or just call it a day before the heat.

then you can eat as much as you want, take a nap and soak up the ac.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 12-24-2012, 08:55 PM
Duekster Duekster is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 7,971
I give 30 mins for lunch but I think they guys take a little longer at times.

Considering going to a higher pay rate but paying by the job.

I need to track that internally for a short while before I decide.


I have a shop fridge with some water and ice plus a water filter. Box of Gatoraid and some times I buy trail mix or other snacks. Not enough to feed them every day but a little something.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 12-24-2012, 09:50 PM
weeze's Avatar
weeze weeze is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: weezertonfieldville, AL
Posts: 5,405
Quote:
Originally Posted by yardguy28 View Post
no Charles and no Jason.

what you REALLY do is start as Early as you can on those hot days and either get done before the heat or just call it a day before the heat.

then you can eat as much as you want, take a nap and soak up the ac.
actually the only way to beat the heat here in july and august would be to have lights and cut in the dark lol. might get some noise complaints though mowing at midnight lol.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

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 02:43 AM.

Page generated in 0.08617 seconds with 9 queries