Full time or on the side?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by CuttingEdgeLawnGuys, Apr 25, 2013.

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Do you cut grass Full time or on the side as Part time

Poll closed May 25, 2013.
  1. Full Time

    21 vote(s)
    33.9%
  2. Part Time

    41 vote(s)
    66.1%
  3. Umm...who said I cut grass at all?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    LOL!! We give each other a hard time. He really is a great guy and has been nothing but good to me and my family! He LOVES to talk about 90210 :laugh:
     
  2. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    How is he in person? Never had the pleasure of meeting him as I have Phil
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  3. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    He's what you hear on the radio. He's got a huge heart and loves to help people. Glad to call him a friend.
     
  4. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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  5. bjack312

    bjack312 LawnSite Member
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    Part time here, I'm the CFO of an electric utility during the day. I ran a small lawn business when I was younger, and was able to put myself thru college mowing lawns.

    Our company is actually my son's business. He's 16, and working hard to establish a lawn/landscaping business. We currently have about 15 accounts, and are growing. He has a great passion for the business, and is quickly developing a good business sense.
     
  6. glovelis

    glovelis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Part Time. Started it in college as a side gig, I was working for an electric cooperative 20 hours a week. This is my 9th year teaching middle school science and 12th year mowing part time. I read alot of you guys complaining us part timers bringing the industry down. I for one am proud to say that I do everything by the books: taxes, insurance, etc. I also strive to price my yards competitively so to not leave any money on the table. I love cutting grass and making properties look awesome and hearing people talk about how well I do, it would be hard to give up. I also love teaching science and the two careers compliment each other (around 10 weeks off in the summer)
     
  7. Flatlinegt

    Flatlinegt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Part time. I make over six figures a year at my full time job, however I really enjoy being outside. Also I have been thanked more times in 1 year of doing this then in 7 years as a nurse.
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    And here the clients won't poop on you.
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  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i'm glad you do your business like you do. i wish every part timer did that then everything would be ok.

    i still don't see how teaching and mowing work together. maybe it depends on where you live.

    here i start mowing in mid march and school doesn't get out until the end of may and then school starts back up in august and i mow until the end of october and do leaves in nov and dec.

    to me there would be alot of conflict in the schedule. i would have to teach and mow at the same time for 4-6 months out of the year.
     
  10. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    I agree. I work at UPS part time. It's for insurance only about 13-15 hours a week. I'm a full time grass cutter!
     

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