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Old 03-02-2008, 05:51 PM
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Souther competition!!!

Contacted an old relative in Ensley, Alabama....
Told him, I'd like to move south, and start up a mowing business..
He laughed, stating the mowing competiton is thicker than Kentucky bluegrass
every truck hauls a trailer, with at least 4 mowers is this true...?
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:55 PM
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he's right So, true when I started 8 years ago there were only a handful, now everyone in their brother is trying, most fail, lose some bids from time to time to the "lowballers". I would not be wanting to get into a market today. Born & raised in Flint. MI
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:56 PM
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Contacted an old relative in Ensley, Alabama....
Told him, I'd like to move south, and start up a mowing business..
He laughed, stating the mowing competion is thicker than Kentucky bluegrass
every truck hauls a trailer, with at least 4 mowers is this true...?
No it isn't, first Kentucky bluegrass isn't that thick at all in comparison and most actually hire mexicans to drive the trucks each with at least 4 mowers, that way it's cheaper.

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Old 03-02-2008, 06:00 PM
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H2B bill has not been renewed, so work visa Mexicans are leaving Memphis. Those companies must actually have proof they are trying to hire american works, before they can reapply for the H2B work program labor help.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:03 PM
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so work visa Mexicans are leaving Memphis.
If this is true, where are they going then...? back to Mexico..? don't we wish...
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:11 PM
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I get folks wanting jobs everywhere I stop, getting tired of it, although it keeps my guys incheck
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:12 PM
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They are thick here and this is a very rural area. The largest LCO in the county told me they lost XXXX thousands of dollars last year due to competition and the drought. Every body and his brother has a trailer and crapsman, low balling big time.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:58 PM
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About 4 years ago I moved to Pelham which is a little south of Birmingham. I have some in-laws there and decided I wanted to do the year round lawn work there. HAH!!

Most of the folks I talked to about work would not hire a northerner and my prices were way higher than the guys that picked up their day labor at the corner gas station every day. After much pain blues and agony we packed it up and moved back here.

I have never been so happy to see a snowflake as I was that year!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:58 PM
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Most of the folks I talked to about work would not hire a northerner
Excuse my ignorance are you saying, they disliked you because your from the north...like how you talk or conduct yourself or worse like Yankee...?
Is this whole North vs South beef still going on...?
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N vs S beef - yes
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