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Community Service

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bob, Apr 6, 2001.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    I have to do community service through a jobs banks program. I went a local state park to check things out. Low and behold, they have a brand new Toro Grounds Master with a 126" cut. I think I now know what job I want to take!
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,412

    What was your crime? Hopefully not stealing Toro Groundsmasters lol.
  3. Don't you mean "bank job"?
  4. Ground Pounder

    Ground Pounder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    Oh...this is great.

    I first thought community service was being a humanitarian and donating your services to an elderly couple.

    If community service is going to be a punishment, perhaps you should do something else. Like pick up trash along the highway.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I had to perform 40 hours of community service for my certification in the Master Gardeners program. I ended up doing flower and bed work for a local school sytem. THEY loved it!
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    After building my lawn business up to a point that I could survive from it. I had the opportunity to work at General Motors full time. So I do both. Got laid-off last June for 42 weeks. Then GM brings you back into a Jobs Bank. GM figures that if their going to pay you for 40 hours week for nothing, they will put you to good use. We have to work at a non-profit orginazation. There's over 155 to choose from. Belive me, I won't break a sweat. I got the tour of the park today. It will be a piece of cake. There's 4 other GM guys there. If you don't pick a non-profit location to go to, you will sit in the union hall for 8 hours a day. I'll be done at the park by noon. It's mostly the honor system.
  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    I think some people here might have thought you were a criminal :D
    Glad you cleared that up. :)
  8. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    bob--since you guys make about $30 bucks an hour or more...why do you care what you do?

  9. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I'd like to hear more about the toro groundsmaster. Dave g
  10. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    I'd rather do something for a non-profit organization, than sit in a room all day sleeping!

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