Anyone out there school teachers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zMaster225, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. zMaster225

    zMaster225 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Just wondering if any business owners/operators here are also full time teachers. I started my lawn business 4 years ago and now I'm up to about 70 residential mowing contracts and all the other good stuff. I'll be a first year teacher in the spring so I was just wondering if anyone is in the same boat as I am.

    And don't try to tell me I can't manage!
  2. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Some of the guys teach school on the side to make extra $$$.
  3. elite lawns

    elite lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    i have taught for 4 years and been in the business the same amount of time. Next year will be my first year teaching part time p.e/health three days a week
  4. echo8287

    echo8287 LawnSite Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 113

    I teach 4 days a week from 6 to 10 at night at a technical college. David
  5. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    What does this mean? Are you hiring a crew and somebody is questioned your ability to supervise others?
  6. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,381

    One of my friends is a teacher that teaches at our church's grade school. He thought about starting a landscape service for summer because he worked for a landscape company in Wisco for 5 years during H.S./college, but he had a kid and likes to spend a lot of his summer with him, so he just does the few landscape jobs I get with me. He gets an extra $500 per summer without having to buy equipment and other the other expenses, and we work very well together. That's just my teacher situation.
  7. zMaster225

    zMaster225 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Ha, what I meant was "Don't tell me I won't be able to manage having 2 full time jobs." It's going to be tough once I start teaching till 2pm every day, but I'll figure it out.
  8. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I have been teaching high school math and coaching football for 15 years now. Love teaching, coaching, and mowing.
  9. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    Thanks, that clears up what you meant. However, it opens a whole other topic of "full time" teachers, and the claims of work overload. But, I will leave that discussion for another day.
  10. Green Finger

    Green Finger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 839

    Teaching fulltime highschool, mowing business fulltime.:weightlifter:

    teaching is my calling, cutting grass in the lawn business is my passion. Best of both worlds

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