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How late do yall usually work?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eho, May 11, 2005.

  1. Eho

    Eho LawnSite Member
    Posts: 205

    Hey guy,
    Just wondering, how late do most of yall guys work and also what time do most of you start the day. Not only what time are you out mowing, but how much "office" type work do yall do in a do. I was just curious how many hours everyone puts in in a week
  2. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    Crews dispatch at 8, usually make it in by 5:30, sometimes 6. Don't like them out on customers property after then.

    As for myself, I work when ever necessary, but usually stop answering the phone at 7:30.
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    i get home from my night job at 3:30 am and am cutting lawn by 8:00 am.

    go go go
  4. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Posts: 859

    Same... but sometimes don't get home til 4:30 or 5am from the morning job. I don't start cutting til 9 or 10. Resi's usually end 6:30-ish and comm's til 9-ish. Then its an hour nap and back to the night job. tuesday-thurs are my light days, I use them for catching up or some general landscape here and there.
  5. surfisher211

    surfisher211 LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Posts: 141

    i am up at 6 30 am fueling the mowers, checking the oil , changing blades get to my first acct at about 7 15 am and get home around 5 30 pm
  6. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    up at about 7 am and in a lawn at about 8. done when i am done. Norm about 7-8. I am solo and have 40 accounts that are large. 12000 sqft -3.5 acres.

    Posts: 140

    Usually out the door at about 7am and start mowing by 8ish.... Home???? sometimes it seems like I sleep at my shop.LOL I like to do everything at night after a long day of mowing so I will usually stay out at the shop till, 9ish??? sometimes 10pm if some of the local lawn guys see the lights on. It amazing when your the only guy that has a blade sharpener and most of the lawncare guys know about it???? LOL So answer to your question... normal day is about 7am till 9pm......
  8. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Posts: 548

    Alot of people go to work for them selfs to set there own hours and most of us find we work longer hours then at a norm job . But ya gotta do what ya gotta do as for me nothing be for 10 un less its big and work till i get home reason for starting at 10 is when the babysitter is available . Reason for not starting till 10 is for the baby sitter is available . The only time i get tied up at the shop is when buddy's stop to shoot the shi* till 10 11 12 or the wife calls and well you knoww..........
  9. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Dark is usally when I finish during college. I like to start after I get up. Which some times is 10 or 11 am. :rolleyes:

    Begain around 8ish and end around 5ish when I am out of college.
  10. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Right now....

    4 am to 11 pm.

    This time of year I'm running 80 - 100 hour weeks.

    This includes about an hour and a half for different meals throughout the day, and paperwork.

    It's 3:48 right now and I'll be mowing in about 15 minutes at a car dealership.

    I only run commercial, so I've always got accounts that are lit up all night.

    When it rains, I can mow 24 hours if I need to, in order to get caught up again.

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