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Old 12-30-2012, 11:05 PM
bj1bmx bj1bmx is offline
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: NJ
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i work with my brother and we live in southern NJ. we do not do snow work...

i go away for a few weeks in january.

i work another job 40+ hours a week from feb 1 to late march. (but this technically could all be vacation time)

work 6-7 days a week from late march through july 4.

july august september october i take a few 3 day weekend trips

i go away for thanksgiving for 4-5 days because we are just about done leaves by then.

december is pretty flexible but i don't often go anywhere because i am getting ready for the holidays and the big january trip.

i like compact work weeks. i would rather work 4 12 hour days than 6 8 hour days. i love to travel and explore at every opportunity.

if you are solo and expect to take 1-2 week vacations between april and october and still have a business to come back to, think again. if the trip of a lifetime came up during these months, i would ask my friend who owns a landscaping company to cover my accounts while gone and accept the fact that i would earn next to nothing during this time..

this assumes that you do lawn maintenance work and have to be onsite the same time each week. if you do landscape installs, just tell the customer you are booked 2-3 weeks out and schedule the job accordingly. they dont need to know you are away...
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