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Old 03-14-2007, 09:42 PM
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Full-time Raleigh firefighter here. We work 24on, 24off, 24on, 24 off, 24on, 96off. I have around 25 accounts, mostly commercial.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:54 PM
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I have been working full time for 4 years now...on 24 and off 48 so it gives me time for my 30 clients. I have been mowing for 3 years now and I cant see any other line of work that works great with my work days.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:21 PM
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Been a NJState Correction Officer 6yrs got about 80 weeklys and 1 helper I work 16 Sat/Sun 8 Fri off M,T,W,T also its nights 10pm - 6 am so I have alot of time but I am not taking any more accts been weeding them out a few a year to make them all a little closer together with the $3 gal gas
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:27 PM
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Hey Lawnspecialties, do you have anyone that helps you or do you work alone? Do take care of the landscape maint. to on the commercial accounts?
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:52 PM
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wow, i dont have it half bad down in Atlanta.....24 on and 48 off with a 5 day vacation after your 8th shift. I couldnt do 24 on 24 off.....of course this is what im used to. anyway, everyone be safe. Im off for another long 24 hour shift.....ill run my 12-15 butt ache calls and then back to cutting grass.

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Old 03-15-2007, 01:31 PM
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I used to be full time in the green industry, but i've been full time with the Sheriff's Office here for the last 2 years. I'm going to try and take on more customers this season.
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:46 PM
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Hey Lawnspecialties, do you have anyone that helps you or do you work alone? Do take care of the landscape maint. to on the commercial accounts?
I've been in lawn care since '99 and always done it myself. I have two guys I'm supposed to get with this weekend to potentially hire (at least one) on as part-time.

Referring to the landscape maintenance, I pretty much do it all myself. From irrigation repair to installs to basic full-service lawn maintenance. Unfortunately, it has taken me away from much of any life during the growing season; therefore, we now have to expand into the wonderful world of employees!
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:26 PM
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been a full time firefighter/EMT for 10 years, started lawn service in 2003 and currently have about 40 accounts, we work 24 on / 24 off after 5 shifts we get 6 days off.
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