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View Poll Results: Do you cut grass Full time or on the side as Part time
Full Time 21 33.87%
Part Time 41 66.13%
Umm...who said I cut grass at all? 0 0%
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:29 PM
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Heard you on Michaels show in the morning the other day. sounds like he really appreciates your work.
LOL!! We give each other a hard time. He really is a great guy and has been nothing but good to me and my family! He LOVES to talk about 90210
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:32 PM
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How is he in person? Never had the pleasure of meeting him as I have Phil
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:06 PM
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How is he in person? Never had the pleasure of meeting him as I have Phil
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He's what you hear on the radio. He's got a huge heart and loves to help people. Glad to call him a friend.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:56 PM
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Heard you on Michaels show in the morning the other day. sounds like he really appreciates your work.
You must be talking about this episode at the 5:00 mark

http://podbay.fm/show/275633442/e/13...00?autostart=1
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:26 PM
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Part time here, I'm the CFO of an electric utility during the day. I ran a small lawn business when I was younger, and was able to put myself thru college mowing lawns.

Our company is actually my son's business. He's 16, and working hard to establish a lawn/landscaping business. We currently have about 15 accounts, and are growing. He has a great passion for the business, and is quickly developing a good business sense.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:33 PM
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Part Time. Started it in college as a side gig, I was working for an electric cooperative 20 hours a week. This is my 9th year teaching middle school science and 12th year mowing part time. I read alot of you guys complaining us part timers bringing the industry down. I for one am proud to say that I do everything by the books: taxes, insurance, etc. I also strive to price my yards competitively so to not leave any money on the table. I love cutting grass and making properties look awesome and hearing people talk about how well I do, it would be hard to give up. I also love teaching science and the two careers compliment each other (around 10 weeks off in the summer)
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:49 PM
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Part time. I make over six figures a year at my full time job, however I really enjoy being outside. Also I have been thanked more times in 1 year of doing this then in 7 years as a nurse.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:56 PM
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Part time. I make over six figures a year at my full time job, however I really enjoy being outside. Also I have been thanked more times in 1 year of doing this then in 7 years as a nurse.
And here the clients won't poop on you.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:33 PM
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Part Time. Started it in college as a side gig, I was working for an electric cooperative 20 hours a week. This is my 9th year teaching middle school science and 12th year mowing part time. I read alot of you guys complaining us part timers bringing the industry down. I for one am proud to say that I do everything by the books: taxes, insurance, etc. I also strive to price my yards competitively so to not leave any money on the table. I love cutting grass and making properties look awesome and hearing people talk about how well I do, it would be hard to give up. I also love teaching science and the two careers compliment each other (around 10 weeks off in the summer)


i'm glad you do your business like you do. i wish every part timer did that then everything would be ok.

i still don't see how teaching and mowing work together. maybe it depends on where you live.

here i start mowing in mid march and school doesn't get out until the end of may and then school starts back up in august and i mow until the end of october and do leaves in nov and dec.

to me there would be alot of conflict in the schedule. i would have to teach and mow at the same time for 4-6 months out of the year.
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full time

i never understood someone working 2 jobs. if 1 job isn't enough you need to find a real job.

i know some people that work 3 jobs. i just don't get it. there's more to life than money. get rid of the 3 crappy jobs and get 1 real job.

i understand some jobs like firemen, paramedics, or whatever have days off. if i did that though i would just enjoy my days off. they get paid well enough not to have to work on their days off or maybe they are just bored? some people are just workaholics though or want as much money as they can get no matter what they have to do. they will sleep 4hrs a night and work 7 days a week 15hrs a day. i don't understand that type of person.

i see these guys that are married and they work 80hrs a week and their wife does nothing all day. the kids are in school so she could get a job of some type even if it was part time. it's like the man is killing himself to provide for the whole family while they just spend all the money he makes. it just doesn't make sense. i'd say i'll work 40hrs. if you want to buy more things then you can get a job to make extra money.
I agree. I work at UPS part time. It's for insurance only about 13-15 hours a week. I'm a full time grass cutter!
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