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Old 05-22-2005, 12:50 AM
Todd's lawncare Todd's lawncare is offline
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Why did you ............

Start you own company ??? To be your own boss ? To make the big money like the guy you worked for does ? Do what you want when you want ? Prove some one wrong ? Or did you do it because you like it love it like seeing your work ? Do it for the passion not the money ? Make a better life for you and your family ? So your kids never have to want and get to go to a good college ? Or did you do it for beer money walking around cash ???? What does your company mean to you ???
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Old 05-22-2005, 01:33 AM
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Start you own company ??? To be your own boss ? To make the big money like the guy you worked for does ? Do what you want when you want ? Prove some one wrong ? Or did you do it because you like it love it like seeing your work ? Do it for the passion not the money ? Make a better life for you and your family ? So your kids never have to want and get to go to a good college ? Or did you do it for beer money walking around cash ???? What does your company mean to you ???
I did it because I got sick and tired of the bowlshed.

It is, in my own sick way, revenge.

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Old 05-22-2005, 01:43 AM
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I did it to get chicks, and it works. Seriously. But the novelty of that has worn off and now I actually enjoy owning and operating my own business.
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Old 05-22-2005, 01:44 AM
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I got sick of people making money off my sweat.
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Old 05-22-2005, 02:20 AM
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I did it b/c I can make a lot more money than most of my college aged friends. A lot of them are looking for jobs now that it is summer and these jobs are paying around 7-10 bucks per hour. When I hear them say stuff like " I worked 6 hours today and made 40 something bucks" I just know why I love my job so much. Plus I work when I wanna work....not having a boss is great
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Old 05-22-2005, 03:05 AM
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I did because, i made a lot of people, a lot of money, now i make enough to live a very comfortable lifestyle with many luxuries, spend valuable time with my kids & as a family we have leaned that earning big bucks wont always make you happy, yet, it may make you look happy to others.

At the end of the day!

You cant take it with you, so enjoy it before you die!

Thats what i have leant in the past 36 years....
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Old 05-22-2005, 03:23 AM
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Thumbs up "Its only a memory Now"

For me, I had already spent about 12yrs workin for some of the larger nationals, "IPM" just came out, Sold like a charm, but even bein able to work along side a "Plant Pathologist, Entomologist & an Agronimist" bigger companies werent able to really address the "health Concerns" of the general public[ there customers].......I went "Organic", was a "Ground Breaker", truely enjoy doin what I do, and the income exceeds most of my sisters who have several college degrees?.......Its a "Good Life".......
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Old 05-22-2005, 04:35 AM
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At first I did it so that I could be my own boss. I quickly found out that everybody has a 'boss' of sorts. If fact, some customers can be far more overbearing than any of the supervisors that I had in the past. At least this way, I can walk away from one job and head straight to the next without a stop at the unemployment office.
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:48 AM
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I have often thought about it but never did anything about it until I lost my job. So far so good.
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Old 05-22-2005, 11:05 AM
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I did it for extra money in the beginning.It snowballed into a full time enjoyable business for me.
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