I need a carreer change. The corporate rat race has worn me down very far. So much so that I don't have the energy to pursue my dream of financial independence through operating a lawn and snow business. And I feel trapped. My lawn business is not nearly robust enough to support my families financial needs. I am considering seeking employment with some of the highly professional well established LCBs in the area. I need to be operating machinery, not playing office politics if I am to be happy. Have any of you started by working for another LCO? I think that there could be some opportunity for me to benefit from the experience. Some of them would be, estimating how long it will take to do jobs. Which equipment works best. Hone my skills. Some of my concerns though are will I make enough money to support my family, will the work be steady, should I be upfront with my longterm plan of growing my LCB (considering that I am not in the same league to be able to compete with them and I would like to focus on a different region.)? In order to quit my job, I need to take home a minimum of $350-400/week to start. This would be a pay cut for me but I could survive it, and I will love my work and it will show, hopefully my raises will reflect that. Have any of you taken this path? Would I be better off in going about it in another way?