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Old 10-26-2006, 05:44 PM
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My father dodged bullets in the Army for 4 years.


He worked for UPS for 18 years.


He still says to this day UPS was worse.

Ive never dodged bullets...BUT....I have worked at UPS...Id rather mow acre lots with a 21" than go back to that lol I loaded 3 trucks every morning from 4am to 8am....for a year....and it about killed me. If you've never worked for UPS...you can't possibly relate...TRUST ME!
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:31 AM
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Cardboard signs on off ramps work good in Atlanta, they make a killing here!
Oh no, further up north they run you off the road and if you don't move, splat.
I'm telling you, even if you're mowing grass alongside with a small thousand-pound Hydromower, watch out.

Now if you're in a big loader like a Caterpillar then they usually respect you.

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Old 10-27-2006, 09:08 AM
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well my friend i live about 45min up the road from you.i do know lots of people over that way and if you are looking for a job you can find one there easy.it may not be what you want but will put food on the table.i would be glad to offer some help but with a attitude like that i dont know.
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:12 AM
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Growing up I missed plenty But then a few when i got older. Here is what i did to correct the problem and please do not take this the wrong way. I TOOK THE FIRST JOB THAT CAME MY WAY. I hated it but i did it for 2 years and i did my very best at and was promoted twice, But I hated it (a plumbers helper always has to do the crappy work)
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:01 AM
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thank yall i got some good leads now! its just when a man needs work real bad and some one tells him to hold up a card-board sign and is he joking it kinda makes me mad.my attitude is good except when people joke about my serious situation.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:20 AM
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thank yall i got some good leads now! its just when a man needs work real bad and some one tells him to hold up a card-board sign and is he joking it kinda makes me mad.my attitude is good except when people joke about my serious situation.
Good luck to you and I hpe you get back on your feet soon
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:29 AM
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what about a loacl mall or shopping center? they are always looking for seasonal people. try a job that makes comission and sell lots of stuff. do you have a truck? get a plow and you can make tons of money. but for starting out to get quick cash, apply for a retail job.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:30 AM
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First year or two is hard. Check out the local Wal Mart. They usually run a stocking crew from 2000 to 0400. Perfect schedule to work and build your business till you can afford to go full time.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:44 AM
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get a plow and you can make tons of money.
that would not help here in Alabama,we get snow maybe 1 time a year and its only 6in then.
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:49 PM
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that would not help here in Alabama,we get snow maybe 1 time a year and its only 6in then.
forgot about that, i was thinking about here, where you can get entire sub-divions knock it off in an hour and a half and have made $800. but i still think that you'll make more this time of year doing retail than you would starting out on landscaping. save up some money over the winter and start up in the spring. Advertising is pretty cheap, just make up some flyers, and post an add in the paper.

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