making lawn crew work weekends?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 94gt331, May 30, 2012.

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  1. FBT

    FBT LawnSite Member
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    I'm not saying the guy shouldn't enjoy his family time, but if he needs Saturdays off then he's in the wrong business. And I'll bet he works another job during the winter. I started on April 1 1995 and haven't had to work outside the business since late September 1996 and I have every winter off. DO THE BUSINESS THE RIGHT WAY.
  2. FBT

    FBT LawnSite Member
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    I agree with this and I run my business the same way. We get January and Febuary off to take vacation.
  3. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
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    I work with a guy and we cut 75 in 3days so u def should be able to do that. But I will say that we do 30 one day then 25 then 20 so. We start at 7 and work to 7:30 as well. Hope this helps
  4. LawnSite Member
    from Earth
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    I take the winters off and plow when the snow flies. I make killer money doing this. I also have 54 in one sub. Many are acre plus. All lake side. I think im doing this business rt. If I can save money, spend next to nothing in truck fuel, watch my kid grow, and not depend on any income over the 4 months I pretty much take off. Please don't try to lecture me on business. My company allowed my to get a Bach. Degree in bus. Ed. Paid in cash. when I had 75 lawns cut in 2.5 days. Bottom line is op guys need to work faster. The remarks on this site is why I post very little but read them all. Most, and I said most, have their head up their ass concerning this industry. Hence, why it has all but gone to hell in a hand bag. P.S. company record is 61 in a day. 4 guys. Tractors were only loaded 3 times.
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  5. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Posts: 828

    This is what happens when you have a lot of small thinking part timers populate the site.
    I'm not saying that they shouldn't be forum members, just that a whole lot of them would do better if they talked less and listened more.
    Treated their business more as a business and much less as a hobby.

    Some times it almost makes me vomit at the incredibly immature and juvenile comments that get made.
    I think to myself.............. "REALLY kids, really????"

    If folks don't wish to consider themselves business owners thats fine by me. Keep your mouths shut then when the adults are discussing adult topics.

    Lots of part timers and short timers that get into the industry ride it a couple years and then exit stage left because "dang, thats a lot of hard work".
    Lawn and grounds care is so much more than just cutting the grass.
  6. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Weekends, When are they? :confused: Every five days an at.
  7. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well said mark :drinkup: you don't leave much skin on your victims when they piss you off either :laugh:
  8. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok that makes more sense, sorry about that I just did not realize you had so many in one area, in that case I do more than 24 in four days.. I have one account that i do in three hours that has 22 lawns alone. I was just looking at it differently. You must have a very efficient route.

    P.S- not sure if it was directed at me or not but I am not a part timer at this, this is my sole income and I would say i am living a very comfortable life, quite a bit higher than the state average income.
  9. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lets get this right if your going to even attempt to break it down..

    Now if you want to resume about telling me that taking off weekends and taking vacations as the business owner of a lawn care/landscaping company isn't wrong (which is what your telling me) than i have nothing left to say to you.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2012
  10. FBT

    FBT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Yeah, you're an old pro:rolleyes:
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