Can a female handle the job?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pomcguir, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. pomcguir

    pomcguir LawnSite Member
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    can you please give me your opinion as to whether or not a 42 year old female could handle this job? my husband and i are just starting out, don't even have our first client yet! thank you in advance!
     
  2. strayer1

    strayer1 LawnSite Member
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    guess it depends on the 42 year old females condition,if your in good shape i would say yes
     
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Yes, you can do this work. You may have to wheel a lighter load in the wheelbarrow, or pick up a smaller arm full of crapolla. Depends a lot on your conditioning,of what you have been doing in the past. You can always work into the trade. I know a couple of girles that will work circles around men. Good Luck...

    Gene
     
  4. Yard Perfect

    Yard Perfect LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    Certainly a women can do the job. Just takes integrity, discipline, long hours, willingness to learn and please and a desire to make good money.
     
  5. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 874

    Seems you summed it up just right Yard Perfect.
     
  6. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    A female has a better eye for flowers then a man.

    must be from all thous flower they got from boys in high school :D :D :D
     
  7. LongIslander

    LongIslander LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    This 44 year old lady handles it just fine! I do need to take a lighter load in the wheelbarrow and carry less, but I certainly make up for it in attention to detail and perseverance!
    marg
     
  8. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
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    Marge said it just right. We have at least one female on each crew just to ensure our attention to detail is right on.

    The we have zero ladies who pull less than their fair share. I wish I could say the same about all of the guys.

    BTW, my wife is a tad over fifty and she works like a dang machine. She often shames the men into working even harder.
     
  9. Doster's L & L

    Doster's L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 616

    My mom helped dad mow 100 lawns, residential and commercial, for several years. She was about 38 when they had decided to slow down, but they still had 70 accounts or so. I say that you can do it.
    I agree with Lawn Perfect. "Certainly a women can do the job. Just takes integrity, discipline, long hours, willingness to learn and please and a desire to make good money."
     
  10. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    I see more women every year doing this work and they seem to do just fine.

    The only thing I would not want a woman doing, is wrestling big plants/trees into position for planting. Most women are not as strong as a man so theres no need to risk a permanent back injury ( my wife now has one from lifting a computer at work)

    Mowing and property maintenance is not at all strenuous or tiring.

    I'd hire a woman in a heartbeat if I found one that I could count on showing up for work on time everyday (something I cant get from the college students)
     

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