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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawncare3, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Ok, so after wasting 3 years in the army and now about a year in the oil fields I want to get back in but honestly don't remember my successful business tactics or how I am going to go about this properly again in a year (need more capital) Can someone please help??? :cry:
     
  2. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    Why do you say the 3 years is a waste? I'm asking cause one of my 3 sons is considering the military if he doesn't like driving an 18 wheeler for Swift.So far he likes OTR 48 states driving, says the time flies;been doing it for one month so far with no home time.If it doesn't work out, the Army is his next choice..
     
  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,792

    I might be over sensitive but you will not get much help by insulting the Armed Forces. not from me anyways.....
     
  4. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    @ whosedog the only good year I had was in iraq. The unit I was in had so much corruption that it was closed down again its second time in five years. If he has a family just be prepared to see them once a year our less. its defiantly different. @stillwater if you wetter in my position with where I was and currently am and still trying to get help with the va as a disabled vet getting nothing you would see where I was coming from.
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  5. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    Thank you for your service to our country lawncare3.It's criminal the way some vets are treated and have to struggle to get the benefits they are entitled to. I'm really PO'd that congress members get a full pension (150K or more per year)after only serving one term,plus lifetime healthcare,but our military has to serve 20 years to get 1/2 pay.The foxes are in charge of the henhouse in this country.

    My son is in training for Over the road truck driving 48 states; with a former Marine who was shot in 3 places during the gulf war. He has an artificial knee,a rebuilt elbow and his stomach was sewed back together with a mesh to hold his guts in.He collect a check every month from Uncle Sam for his injuries and has been a truck driver for 6 years now,currently an owner operator with Swift. I'm hoping that his experiences will make my son think twice about the military .If my son completes his training and gets his own rig,he will stick with truck driving.
     

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