has anyone worked for trugreen?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by lyndont, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. lyndont

    lyndont LawnSite Member
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    Thinking about trying to work there. I mow part time right now but I think it would be a good learning experience and I would probably enjoy it a lot more than what I am doing now.
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  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't think you'll find many TG fans here.
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  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    1977 to 1982. Expect to work hard and put up with some big corp bullstuff. You may have a quota of 1000 dollars per day in production. Sometimes the accounts are undermeasured by some salesman. Don't be surprized if you are doing a 12,000 sqft lawn and getting paid to cover 8,000. So maybe the real quota is $1200 per day. Plan to cover about 18 to 20 stops and about 160,000 sqft or more. We worked every Saturday, 7 to 5. We didn't get paid overtime. TruGreen "forgot" to pay my social security to the government in 1980 and 1981. Except for that its a fun time.
     
  4. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of money do they make a year? Do they pay health benefits and if so are the benefits any good. What does the employee pay for them?
     
  5. lyndont

    lyndont LawnSite Member
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    Is the money pretty decent
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  6. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    From what i have read on here you would get the experience part good or bad ?

    Charles Cue
     
  7. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
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    You will learn what not to do in the lawn care industry.
     
  8. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    On the positive side of things you would somewhat learn that side of the business. Every bit of experience you learn in this industry gives you a hand up on others.

    On the negative side. I talk to about a dozen TG guys that service some of my clients lawns throughout the season. It seems that they have a lot of turnover because their is alway a new guy. I have only talked to one that really liked working for them. Most of them complained about issues that have already been mentioned above.

    If they treat their employees no better than they treat their customers, I expect they burn through them pretty quick and do a lot of replacing because they have the money to do so.
     
  9. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
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    Come on - nobody here ever worked for TG and knows what kind of money those guys are paid:confused: What kind of benefits they offer:confused:
     
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    I worked for TG .................................. oh wait, that was a nightmare I had last night. :laugh:
     

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