My Lawn Business and Neighbor Lawn Business on war!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MadLawn, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. MadLawn

    MadLawn Banned
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    Just want to tell you a short story heh.. it about me and neighbor. That he would not hire me, because I AM DEAF!!

    About 1998 I got layoff from welder for 7 year job. At My Home and saw my neighbor who is owner of land care business. He have like 3 worker with him. I walk over there and ask him if he is hiring now? And He said "NO". I Said "if You need hire, Please contact me." he said "OK". Next three days, saw a new guy work with him and I ask my friend who work with him. He said he hiring new worker instead of me. I felt bad. So I said "f--* Him. Next few days I decide to become my own small business to do lawn care business. But it working my business grow and grow. NOW My neightor and I are emeny. He is so angry (HAHA). Because I am HARD worker and Motivation Person. Some of my client told me that they not happy with their service. That His problem because he would not hired me at first place because I am deaf and he think I cant do anything. oh Bull!!!

    Now I have three deaf guy who work with me.

    -- How can I talk?
    Well I can read lip and talk pretty good.

    -- How Can I answer the phone that I cant talk on phone?
    We have special tty machine for hearing impaired like relay
    service.

    --Why Client like our work?
    Because We are hard worker, finish work on time, and Send
    them greeting cards.

    -- Did some client feel sorry about us being deaf?
    Yes most of it and they offer tip to workers. We told them that
    we are not allow to take tip or take any cash from clients. That
    out company policy.

    --Charles
     
  2. I looked at your web site, and read you all are deaf.

    Good teach that guy a leason about abillities.

    I think you will do well and have a big advantage over many.
     
  3. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
    Posts: 166

    Best of luck!!!!

    ;) Think What You'll Save In Hearing Protection... ;)


    Bad taste, I'm sorry....best of luck and welcome to LS!!!:)
     
  4. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 464

    Go get um Charles....way to go!
     
  5. big james

    big james Banned
    from texas
    Posts: 152

    GOOD FOR YOU, I HAVE A BROTHER THAT STUTTERS REAL BAD AND IT HAS ALWAYS HELD HIM BACK ,I WISH HE HAD YOUR ATTITUDE ,KEEP ON TRUCKING:D :angel:
     
  6. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    Charles your neighbor has the biggest "handicap" of all …… Ignorance

    Many moons ago I was a Manager for Pizza %ut Delivery in the Washington DC area ....very busy competitive area ..... thru my training store we hired many gifted kids …as part of the Jobs Plus program ….one very special man was a deaf mute ...

    William later became a delivery driver! which ended up getting our management team national recognition for the program …he had a printed card explaining whom he was ….how much it was ….. he showed all of us that Anything is possible ….and so it is …..Good Luck
     
  7. kroll

    kroll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    Very cool Charles.
    anytime somebody has the gonads to make the point that handicaped don't mean disabled makes me proud
    keep up the good work.
     
  8. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    READ THIS FIRST> this is an old post

    I just found it entertaining that someone was brilliant enough to actually write like they were deaf.

    Its winter, I need something to do.


    Do a search to find other posts from Madlawn if you want to laugh a little.
     
  9. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Posts: 457

    Now thats a post worth reading ! Great !
     
  10. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    He made it sound that "just for spite" he decided to start his own lawn business. It also sounded like he was in "full " operation in a matter of days. Needs 3 helpers that fast?
     

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