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Old 12-31-2007, 12:44 AM
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I started a few years ago (about 13 then) used to have 2 lawns I mowed for about 10 bucks a chop. Now I mow my 2 neighbors and my parents. This year I plan to buy a real wb mower right now I am using either my dads hydro 42'' wb or my moms 21'' self propelled craftsman that doesn't even propel it own self. So my friend and I might start working together to make some extra cash for a jet ski and stuff. Any suggestions or comments would be great.
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:01 AM
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I started a few years ago (about 13 then) used to have 2 lawns I mowed for about 10 bucks a chop. Now I mow my 2 neighbors and my parents. This year I plan to buy a real wb mower right now I am using either my dads hydro 42'' wb or my moms 21'' self propelled craftsman that doesn't even propel it own self. So my friend and I might start working together to make some extra cash for a jet ski and stuff. Any suggestions or comments would be great.
I think its great that you are thinking about expanding at a young age,i mean you could be playing xbox and free loading off your parents or even worse hanging on the corners doing nothing. My only suggestion is that you be on the up & up and be honest and fair and the benefits will come,don't fall into the poor work,not dependable,high priced,not professional who cares just pay me catergory and you will do just fine!!
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Thanks for the advice i'll be sure to keep that in mind.
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Sounds good, don't lowball, act professional, and provide a good service. What kind of jetski? Sea-doo all the way for me!
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:08 PM
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Jet ski

Not to get off topic but I would be gettting a Stand up Jet Ski possibly a Kawasaki or a Yamaha but I won't be worrying about that until summer. My lake just started to freeze over.
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:42 PM
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all i have to say is be careful working with friends all of my experiences with friends have been bad.....one in perticular that thought he deserved 50% of the company that i pay the bills for and he doesnt even own a truck or have any I.D. (no liscense and to lazy to get an id card) lol i laughed and he got mad at me = D
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