4months in..

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Junior M, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. esnipe8

    esnipe8 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What Yellow dog said is very true.

    It's good that you are trying to figure this stuff out now, while your young. Lots of guys dont figure it out till they are halfway to retirement. You seem to have your head on strait, and you seem to be a hard worker, you will come out no problem in whatever you do.
     
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    You have a long way to go them I thought maybe you had a year to do and you graduate.
     
  3. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    Okay, that's just plain disturbing coming from an old guy talking about a teenager... :nono:
     
  4. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    As soon as you graduate the world is going to end so you might as well enjoy what you are doing now! :weightlifter:
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'am not that old maybe 33 is old :laugh:

    I don't know what was worse, Junior playing with goats :dizzy:
     
  6. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
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    get out of the loop you are in and find a different company all together. Apply as a summer laborer at a construction company.

    But in all honesty I wouldn't get your hopes up about anything "good" until you are atleast 18. Most companies won't hire until you are that age, and forget about running equipment until you are 21. To really break into operating at a young age you need to have an "in" with someone. Someone that has known you for a while and will supervise you until they trust you with their equipment, just going to a company and saying you know how to do something doesn't mean anything in today's age when companies have a huge pool of unemployed operators to pick from...you need to work your way up, and wasting time in a dead end transmission shop or working for a landscaper who only gives you 8 hours a week isn't cutting it.
     
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know its not cutting it, but I made a commitment that I would work with my boss until I graduate.

    I'd really love to do something like that, but I dont know if my boss would let me work a couple days a week for him and work for somebody else doing excavation..

    I know working with the landscaper isnt cutting it, but it pays and I get a chance to atleast spend a little time doing what I like.. the reason why I've kinda stuck with him is cause he knows what I can do and I dont have to go find another excavation company that needs some help.. Like you said, it takes being pretty close to hire someone my age. I've got that part down.. I am pretty settled on not going anywhere else until I graduate. Then I'll get in with a small company like you worked with and go from there..
     
  8. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Whatever happened with your dad and the Mulching contract? Is that still an option for you to get into?
     
  9. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dad called the guy 5 or 6 times, left messages and never got a call back. I guess Dad gave up, which is kinda fine by me cause that was goin to be one stressful contract..

    My dad is still talking to my boss about septic work..
     
  10. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well hopefully that works out for you guys. I know what it is like doing a job you dont want to do, and wishing you were out running equipment. I was a labourer for a home builder for about a year and half and always wanted to go back to running equipment, but until it was feasible i kept my head up (even though it was real tough at times) and did my job with pride. It really got noticed, and once i started my business i got alot of calls from that builder, and people i met on those sites that noticed my pride in my work .

    You are still young, so dont put to much pressure on your self. From what ive seen of you on here you are quite smart and have a good work ethic so im sure you will do fine.
     

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