First full day back as solo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tiedeman, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    Well, today was my first full day back as a solo operation. And I didn't make it easy on myself. Cleaning out a 4 acre apple orchard. Not fun! But I do admit that I enjoyed myself. There was nobody there to complain about how tired they were, or how this stinks, how their back hurts, etc.

    Can't wait until the season begins
     
  2. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 874

    Solo is the only way I could work. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Much luck to you on the upcoming season.
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    thanks, much appreciated. Going back out tomorrow to rip up some old landscaping that a customer wants done. I am doing all the odd jobs before the mowing season begins.
     
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    Mowing solo isnt so bad. Landscapning on the other hand id never dream of doing solo anymore. Heavy lifting....digging...pushing heavy wheel barrows. Id rather let my employees do that kind of work.
     
  5. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    ;) :eek: SOLO?

    I guess I lost track of the thread about cutting your manager's pay.

    Looks like you cut his pay more than the .75-1.00 you were talking about!
     
  6. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
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    tiedeman,

    glad to hear you're busy...
    solo is the only way to fly!!
     
  7. ronwarren

    ronwarren LawnSite Member
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    been solo for 8 years. only one person to blame for screw-ups. no one to p--- me off. I do ok for one man show
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Posts: 8,745

    yup went back to Solo last Thursday. Looked over the numbers, and it wasn't worth it to have employees. Basically, I looked over the last 3 years and saw that I could save A LOT of money by going back to solo and have more in my pocket, about a net of $6,000 more each year.
     
  9. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    tiedeman:

    I agree with you big time.........I'm down to only 1 employee this year....Hope we can handle it all.

    Gene
     
  10. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Well then, good luck.

    I hope 04 works out as a profitable year for you!
     

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