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Old 03-03-2006, 06:13 PM
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Anyone operate a strictly female crew?

This year I decided to start up a second crew and I have hired a female worker as the crew leader. She had plenty of experience doing this type of work, a desire to be outside, and seemed extremely self motivated. Now I just need to find one more worker for that crew and I was considering hiring another female employee.
Does anybody currently operate a strictly female crew and if so does it operate more effectively or less effectively than a strictly male crew?
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:19 PM
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Bet you get more accounts with just chicks being the crew.
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:20 PM
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Does me and my wife count??
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:27 PM
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No work done

I know I wouldnt get anything done with that set up.
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:34 PM
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Does me and my wife count??
Im confused. Are you calling yourself a girl?
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:37 PM
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Yes I do ..let's see...there is me..myself and I and we are all three female.
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:42 PM
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I know there a plenty of husband/wife teams out there doing maintenance work but I can't say i've ever seen a strictly female crew out their and by the lack of responses I'm going to assume it's not all that common in this particular industry.

So, if I was to give it a try would you assume that the female crew would be every bit as effective as the guys grew, and would you foresee any problems?
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:55 PM
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Yes women fight and get jealous of one another
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:17 PM
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Yes women fight and get jealous of one another
that's just a generalization.
the question is just hard to answer, cause every individual is going to be different. if you can hook up your female crew leader with someone that she is compatiable with, I see no reason why 2 women couldn't work well together.. INFACT, I would rather have a crew of 2 women, then 1 guy one chic cause I think with the guy and chic there would be more chance of carrying on.
Wells, if you could bring your female crew leader in with you to the hiring process, that would be a plus. Let her give you her imput on who she thinks she would be comfortable working with.
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:21 AM
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Well i dont want to get hammered on my comments, but my ex partner was a woman, worked harder then most guys i see around, but she had her limits. I know everyone has their limits on things, we catch most of our grass clippings here, she struggled when she had to dump wet grass into the truck and usually took her longer to mow because of that problem. She may even dump more often so the bag wasnt as heavy, that is more time spent dumping. Dont get me wrong, she was great to work with, i hope i can find someone that works at least half as hard as she did. On the plus side of things, i think woman are more maticulus on things, especially when it came to mulch and flowerbed work. I'm not trying to put woman down at all, just stating some of the limitations. Like i said before i hope i can find anyone that worked as hard as she did, man or woman. Just my 2 cents.
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