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6:00 18 7.20%
6:30 18 7.20%
7:00 53 21.20%
7:15 7 2.80%
7:30 34 13.60%
7:45 10 4.00%
8:00 69 27.60%
8:15 5 2.00%
8:30 19 7.60%
9:00 31 12.40%
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:01 AM
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WOW! Some of you guys are putting in the hrs. We work 9-5 with an hr for lunch and two 30 min breaks. Five days a week, 6 months a year.
We take breaks in the trucks. Our longest drives are our big weekly weekend route. Day one is about 5 hours. Day 2 is 6 hours. Pleaunty of down time on those days.
Any other day is at least 2, maybe 3 hours of driving.

We go sun up, to sun down. We start half our jobs in April and those end as late as December. Or whenever the snow starts.

My brother is the owner, I'm the foreman. We work our guys like dogs. But they dont complain when they get $1000 checks a few times a summer. And "decent" checks ($500-600) on "slow" weeks.

Most of out jobs we mow no matter what basically... 100 degrees, today its 45 degrees. Pouring rain, light hail, thunder, 20 mph winds.

We do what we gotta do. And I'm out here with them getting it done. I'm wearing my car hart bibs, sweatshirt, carhart coat, warm gloves, stocking cap, thick socks...
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:45 PM
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We take breaks in the trucks. Our longest drives are our big weekly weekend route. Day one is about 5 hours. Day 2 is 6 hours. Pleaunty of down time on those days.
Any other day is at least 2, maybe 3 hours of driving.

We go sun up, to sun down. We start half our jobs in April and those end as late as December. Or whenever the snow starts.

My brother is the owner, I'm the foreman. We work our guys like dogs. But they dont complain when they get $1000 checks a few times a summer. And "decent" checks ($500-600) on "slow" weeks.

Most of out jobs we mow no matter what basically... 100 degrees, today its 45 degrees. Pouring rain, light hail, thunder, 20 mph winds.

We do what we gotta do. And I'm out here with them getting it done. I'm wearing my car hart bibs, sweatshirt, carhart coat, warm gloves, stocking cap, thick socks...
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I'm with ya! That was a bit of sarcasm there LOL!
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:16 PM
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At warehouse at 6am, guys come in for 6 30, usually cutting grass at 7am. Crews finish at 3pm and make way back. Last job is usually close to base. I finish 6 most days.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:38 PM
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I start residential at 8am and commercial at sun up.
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I start residential at 8am and commercial at sun up.
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We usually leave out at 7am and sometimes we will weed eat several in subdivision before dropping back to mow, dew has been very heavy this year. We always try to be back in by 5 in heat of summer. Or we catch commercial first. We always catch our farthest out job of day first.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:59 PM
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7:30 am I'm at the west coast of Fl the sooner I star the sooner I get out of the sun....
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:04 PM
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Mowing I'm to my first yard at 8:45 9am
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Start commercials at 6 and residentials at 7. Sundays I don't start till 8
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:36 PM
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I start loading the truck at 6:30/6:45, head out at 7:00. Try to be on first yard at 7:30. Usually work till around 4 or 5, later if needed.
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May thru sept 5 am for sure. But we're mowing and landscaping. Work till 6-7 for sure 5 days a week. Saturdays work from 5-3 ish. October 6. November 7. Today it was 0 this morning. Didn't start till 9. Worked till 530.
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