No offense, but I believe in everything being upfront and personal. What's more personal than your money? Not much. I have loved, loved, loved some of my businesses and jobs in the past, but if they didn't make money, hey...they gotta go. Guys, especially young guys, need to hear this. One of the secrets to my longevity and financial success is that I have income coming in from all angles. I've got ebay income, I've got craigslist income, my wife makes a ton in her business, my mowing accounts bring income, etc. When one is down or takes a hit like I just took with my city park cuts, the others keep churning that revenue out. The adage, and I've heard it plenty before, about loving what you do and you'll never work...that's fine and dandy in a roaring economy when all is bliss and everybody's at full employment. But we're in a bear of a recession, and I don't believe it's getting better no matter what Obama's minions spout to the press. I am living in reality and I hire based on that fact. So remember, when it comes to business and your future success...the more angles you explore, the greater possibility of success and making money. You're gonna fail at stuff, you're gonna take accounts that lose you money. Learn from it, don't make the same mistake. I lost 475 acres of city park mowing and that hurt me. But you know what...I'm not mowing grass for free! I bid what would make me money and provide scope of service to the city and if that isn't good enough...so be it. The city wants small business to lose money, to break even, or work less than minimum wage on their lawns. That's what they want. And there's always schmucks that will. I'll go out and add to my list of churches, small commercial, and residential cuts along with those "ghetto cuts" that I'm famous for. The lesson this veteran learned is that the fame and pride of calling oneself a "Top 3 City Park Cutter" isn't worth the cost. Take that to the bank!