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Old 04-02-2013, 10:46 PM
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Lots of us only own our own job. And thats that
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:47 PM
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I know a guy makes 70k per yr and mows lawns for a Hobby
I ask him why? He said he enjoys cutting grass. He is one of the biggest lowballers in my area.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:51 PM
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I know a guy makes 70k per yr and mows lawns for a Hobby
I ask him why? He said he enjoys cutting grass. He is one of the biggest lowballers in my area.
That is absolutely crazy
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:53 PM
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The question leaves too many variables open to ascertain correctly a good answer,
I am having to guess right off the bat that you're not happy where you are employed?

Because I tell you, if they paid me $30,000 to help make porn videos...
Or if they paid me $40,000 to test-drive sports cars for Car & Driver.

Even then one could be miserable...

You know what I'm saying?

You have to be happy with yourself, first.
Guaranteed, working in the yard...
With some of these customers, you ain't seen pissed off RED yet.

You want to see how much FUN we're having?
Read what's happening here:
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=401458

Guarantee you one thing, we ALL get at least one of those.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:35 PM
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being a lawn care owner can have it's share of hiccups, stress, etc. but it is by far better than any job that i've ever had once everything is all said and done.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:19 PM
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being a lawn care owner can have it's share of hiccups, stress, etc. but it is by far better than any job that i've ever had once everything is all said and done.
Right on Bro. How the hell do you have 3700 posts? I got like 400 and been here since 07.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:14 AM
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i'm single and i don't have a life. no wife and kids to take up my spare time. just internet and tv.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:29 AM
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I did landscaping many years ago.

This is my 3rd year back in it. The business is starting to take off.

I just had the first interview for a Shop Teacher position. This is what I had done for many years prior to the economy going bad in 2007.

I will go back to teaching Shop because of the health benefits and if I work for five years more my pension will go from a 15 year pension to a 20 year pension and the pension will increase about three times of what I am collecting now.

What I will not do is give up my landscape business. If the new job does not work out a year later I would have nothing to fall back on. It took to long to get the customers that I now have.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:57 PM
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Customer loyalty is limited if they don't see you on site often, so commercial becomes attractive for the reliable income etc.
commercial reliable? i don't think so. they take new bids every year almost and someone always bids lower than you and steals the job away. no reliability in that at all.

residentials will sometimes stay with you for life as long as you do a good job.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:02 PM
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commercial reliable? i don't think so. they take new bids every year almost and someone always bids lower than you and steals the job away. no reliability in that at all.

residentials will sometimes stay with you for life as long as you do a good job.
We've had some commercial accounts for 10+ years..... it depends on the account, some managers find it easier to retain quality vendors and make their jobs easier.
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