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Old 03-12-2005, 09:20 PM
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You Might Be a Professional LCO or a Scrub If?

I think you'll know which is which.


Do you use in your everyday cutting any mower that was purchased at Home Cheapo, Lowes, Wal-Mart, KMart, Target, Sears or any other department store?

Did your Trimmer (weedwacker for some) come from one of the above?

Did your blower (if you have one) come from one of the above?

Do you use any piece of equipment named Murray?

Do you call any equipment purchased at the above "commercial" or "professional"?

Do you transport (haul for some) these items in the bed of your S10/Ranger truck, the rear of your Jeep with the seat folded down, the hatchback of your car or Ford Explorer, or heavens forbid the trunk?

Do you blow grass clipping and debis in the roadway?

Do your customers pay weekly by leaving cash under the door mat?

Do you pay Taxes on yourself, business, any employees?

Do you 1099 all of your employees?

Do you have Commercial Libility and Auto Insurance?

Are you licensed?

Do you wear cut off jeans, pants or shirts to cut in?

Do you stick flyers in or on Mailboxes?

Do you cut a lawn for say $15 and figure that you made $14 in profit?

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Do you own true Commercial Mowers, trimmers and blowers that came from a Commercial equipment dealer?

Are you licensed?

Do you pay all taxes, have Commercial Insurance and do not 1099 your employees?

Do you mail or place your flyers in the proper legal place such as on the door?

Do you swear that you don't do any of the other things above?
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Old 03-12-2005, 09:26 PM
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Yes I HAVE A MOWER MADE BY MURRAY...and it has served me very well for the crappy island work I do for my commercials for 3 years.


Why in the heck do we keep going here???
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Old 03-12-2005, 09:32 PM
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i bought my honda mower at home depot. it's really nice too.
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Old 03-12-2005, 09:40 PM
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You MIGHT be a scrub if....

....you post or reply to posts telling everyone how you are not a scrub.

Man, I don't even post here anymore....when I have a question....I just use the search feature and then I'm gone. Everyone is riding BMW mowers and cutting yards made of gold....and if you're not, then you're below them.


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Old 03-12-2005, 09:59 PM
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From all the "Are You a Scrub" posts I've seen on here and the "other site", I'd say that the majority of the people on these forms probably fall into the scrub catergory in one way or another. Yes, I buy my Echo 230 trimmers from Home Cheapo, and they serve my purpose. Guess I'm a scrub.
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:26 PM
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I do not blame you at all....

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Originally Posted by nitro121
....you post or reply to posts telling everyone how you are not a scrub.

Man, I don't even post here anymore....when I have a question....I just use the search feature and then I'm gone. Everyone is riding BMW mowers and cutting yards made of gold....and if you're not, then you're below them.


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Old 03-12-2005, 10:48 PM
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Some yes and no. I dont buy equipment from sears so i awnser no. I am lisenced so I awnser yes. To make sence the questions should be all yes for a pro, and all no for someone who makes you cry like a little girl when your bored all winter (scrub).
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:55 PM
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These scrub threads are a joke. You know what? Yes, I do have some equipment from Home Depot. I do have some cheap MTD and Craftsman 21" mowers. I have blown grass into the street and I have worn cut off jeans (when i was younger). I also put flyers in mailboxes by the thousands until the Postmaster called me to tell me to stop. I have also been threatened by another landscaper because I underbid his price (I didn't know better).
I've made every mistake in the book, so go ahead and call me a scrub. The difference is that unlike the majority of businesses that started with me 10 years ago, is that I'm still standing, and thriving.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:02 PM
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A professional is someone who utilizes his valuable time to do things that are more constructive than trying to define the term "Scrub".
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:04 PM
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What makes you a pro is knowing what you are doing and having the equipment that can do what you need it to do. If you can buy an echo trimmer at Home Depot that does what you need it to do, whats the difference?
Everyone gets toooooo hung up on equipment. Having all the most expensive equip. in the world does you no good if you dont know how to use it correctly.

Dave
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