Becoming wealthy, but would I be any happier.

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by adam.neusbaum, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    $55 includes material & spreading. $330 invoice on 6 cubic yards. I added aeration last July & Pinestraw delivery or install in October.
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  2. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've been full-time with a furniture store for 9 years & started cranking this up 3 years back when I found out that I was going to be a father for the first time & wanted my wife to be able to leave her full-time job for good to stay home with him.
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  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    mmm, sounds like you are billing enough but it could be a little higher but not much. You are at a cross roads of getting in or out it seems.

    Take the plunge into full time landscaping.
     
  4. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    Funny you say that-
    Last July they let me go but on excellent terms & I was so nervously excited to be free from being bound up to one place. So after that things are going along ok & we're doing fine & instead of hiring too much im doing most of the work myself since I have all week but every week was full. It was extremely rare if I didn't have a full day booked Mon-Fri & week after week too. But then one morning in October I had 2 calls back to back confirming their a.m. service & I was so mad at myself for not being more organized. That's when I mumbled "I wish I were back at the store so I didn't have this problem". You see I was super organized while working there full-time 'cause I had 6 days to get it all straight but when things are more On-the-Fly, occasionally a jotted note gets overlooked. Uniquely enough that very afternoon the store manager calls to ask if I'd be interested in a different position.
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  5. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    So I agreed to come by & discuss it in a few days. My nerves were going crazy now. Do I want to lose this new-found freedom? What's the hours going to be like? What kind of pay are they thinking? Really, me, they are asking me, really? Man, I didn't know what to think, do I, don't I?
    I had been thinking of going to work for Publix over the Winter anyway so what an opportunity this would be.
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  6. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here I was nervous about leaving the full-time job in the first place to do my own gig & now I'm equally as nervous about leaving my gig & going back to punching the clock again.
    During the interview they mentioned $17.90/hour Wed-Sunday which would leave me every Monday & Tuesday to schedule my work.
    Needless to say I started 11/2/12 & things are ok so far. Of course aeration & compost services dropped off about then whereas Pinestraw exploded but thankfully so far things are peaceful even if Mon & Tues are extremely long days.
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  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Replacing both incomes will be hard with one and impossible with the other.
     

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