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Old 06-14-2003, 06:16 PM
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Any ladys mowing

Im certainly not schovenistic, but Ive' been hiring some help this year. In my town, Ive seen three local LCO's that employe women and they flat get with it. Guys tend to stand around and shoot the ---- a lot, but these women pull up, un load and let it rip. They dont stop for nothing (Kind of like someone told them they can all go to the 70% off sale at Kohl's when they finish or something).
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Old 06-14-2003, 06:42 PM
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I just worked with a woman today. She only cuts grass one day a week. However when I go out to cut grass with her we kick butt. She has me do all the trimming, but she will get out there with the back pack blower, or push blower, bag the clippings herself, cut big lawns herself, etc. Definately tough, yet very sweet . Last week we got DUMPED on and she said we were gonna keep cutting in the rain. Today she and I got 12 lawns done in about 9 hrs, 5 of them were large, and 2 were small commercials.
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Old 06-14-2003, 11:16 PM
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women workers

I would hire a women in a heart beat . They out perform most men.
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Old 06-15-2003, 10:50 PM
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There was this older LCO in the next town over from me who had a woman with him a few years back. Said she was the best he's ever hired.
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Old 06-15-2003, 11:39 PM
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I have been in this business 5yrs and STILL get comments from our customers commenting that this is mans work. I am not offended at all, just surprised. This happened, especially when I was pregnant (worked up to two days before). Probably b/c I don't look Butch or something. I do not claim to be as strong as a man, that is what my hired help is for - the heavy stuff that i simply cannot do.
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Old 06-16-2003, 07:53 AM
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My mom runs a trimmer all day and my uncle tried the same job for a week and quit. AND HE'S A PROFESSIONAL BOXER?AND MOM'S ONLY 5' 3" tall.

She'd rather trim than mow.
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Old 06-16-2003, 09:36 PM
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my fiancee( ) and i are partners in the biz, though i had to teach her everything. now that she understands the craft things are working out well. i swear we get more business because of her. something about a female that makes customers feel more at ease with someone working so close to their homes and privacy.
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Old 06-16-2003, 09:59 PM
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School is out and my daughter will be running the Lazer for me 3 days a week starting Wednesday. She worked with me last year and it was great... until she broke her leg playing softball. I know of several women around here in the business. One of them does some of the best mulching I have seen.

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Old 06-16-2003, 10:38 PM
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We had a business here until a couple of years ago, that was called TWO GIRLS MOWING. The two wore shorts and halter tops. Most of their customers were men, who sat around in lawn chairs waiting to pay them. They got out of the business when kids came along. They spent little time advertising and got all the business they wanted.

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