Vacaions?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by newjerseylandscaping, Jan 1, 2011.

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Vactions?

  1. SOLO operator Takes One

    29.7%
  2. Solo doesnt take one

    20.3%
  3. NOn solo takes one

    14.1%
  4. Non solo does not take one

    6.3%
  5. Takes during the winter.

    43.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CJCuttingEdge

    CJCuttingEdge LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 171

    I will not allow any employee to run my route ever! i put to much into being what ive become to loose it for one guy screwing something up
     
  2. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    I'm solo, I go really hard at it in the summer, take no brake, only when it rains. But in the winter I'm off so.
     
  3. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 277

    Solo and have taken one for the last 3 years. A bit unfair though, my dad earns a trip with his company almost every year and I'm usually the lucky one who gets to go along. I wouldn't choose to take a vacation during peak season but I'm not going to pass on a free trip.

    Heading to Jamaica in a couple weeks. I just tell all my customers I'm going to be gone and I'll catch up the week I get back. Not usually a big deal.
     
  4. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,418

    Im a solo op/one employee(no big crew or anything) but i take a 'vacation' every weekend almost in the summer if there is good weather. If i dont go to lake house, i go to local lakes and wake board and have dinner on the boat on weekends. Unless i have a big job, i schedule everything mon-friday. When summer is in tip of drought up here when things slow down a ton, i do all my hi end clients wednesday and thursday and take a long vacation from thursday night(drive up north to lake house) until tuesday night, drive home to go to work.(lake house is only 1 1/2 hrs away)

    I cant work all the time, be in college, and not have fun on the weekends. Its my time to be a teenager and enjoy life. I love my job, but being with family and making gf happy is more important to me.

    Creating a future for myself is what i am doing during the week. Enjoying my family is for weekends. 401k started when i was 14. Looking to retire at the age of 40 so i'll have the rest of my life to enjoy life after work. I am 18 now. Big dreams and big expectations for the next 5-10 years....... sorta rambling on now, but ya gotta have vacation!
     

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