women on crews?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by mjohnson1, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. mjohnson1

    mjohnson1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    not a sexist thing but im wondering if any of you guys have women on your crews. reason i ask is because i have seen all the lco's in this area out working and not once have i ever seen a woman on a crew. i figure its because women don't apply for the jobs.
  2. just4me

    just4me LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 10

    well being a women myself I have to say I don't know about Texas but here in cow New Hampshire there is alot of women in landscaping. personally I myself as one of them being in this field for approx. 10 yrs. I just started my own business and have been doing pretty good considering just started. I would say yes either women do not apply for those jobs, maybe they feel they are not equal oppurtunity. All the landscape co. here place ads in papers staying as they are an equal oppurtunity employer so they get women applying.:hammerhead:
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    there is a large landscape company owned by a woman, and i have seen many female workers that run circles around their male co-workers.
  4. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    Woman on the lawn crew, and woman on the sealcoating crew.
  5. mjohnson1

    mjohnson1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    hmm cool well i really hope no one took my question the wrong way its just something i have noticed and was curious about
  6. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,064

    It's manual labour, no suprise its mostly men, even some of them can't handle it and ofcourse there will be exceptions. Next thing you know men will start being nurses.
  7. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    .................and dont tell me ,i suppose the world is round..............freddy you are a crackpot.......crazy i tells ya:dancing: :dancing:
  8. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    Its funny i see women landscaping and gardening with they own businesses, but i have never seen a woman running an LCO, its very strange lawn mowing is a lot easier. :confused: :confused: :confused:
  9. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    The largest privately owned LCO here in Austin Texas is operated by two women - and they run it very, very well.
    Their gross revenues are in the $3M range, multiple crews/trucks - a good operation.
  10. Bgaz

    Bgaz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I am female, 47 years old, and have run my lawn care business since 1989. I run a mowing route 4 days a week, and do fert/squirt the other 2.

    Would hire all females if I could get them to apply. ATM have 3 women (4 counting me) and 3 guys. Attention to detail, better outlook towards the everyday work grind, and being prepared to work every time they clock in are what have so far set them apart from the guys.:weightlifter:

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