Do you work 7 days a week?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JimsLocalLawn, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    So my wife made a comment to me the other day that put chills down my spin. She said "Even God took a day off". I work 7 days a week 12 hours a day, even on rainy days I am working on equipment. We have 4 seasons here so I only have about 6 months of mowing, and gotta hustle to get it done!

    I don't feel like I could ever get "burnt out" from the work because I enjoy doing this!

    So how many of you are working 7 days a week? How much work is too much?

  2. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    We never work sundays. Sometimes work saturdays if we are overloaded with work or get a little behind becausr of rain...but never sunday
  3. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,756

    same here.... we do 10 hour days and M-F is more than enough, but there is that occasional Saturday due to rain or whatever.
  4. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    I wish there were 10 days in a week. I'd have 3 more days to work.
  5. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Work 6-7 days a week depending on rain. Every year i say no more weekends last about a week get behind from rain spend rest of the season fighting to get caught back up.
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,508

    Our season is way too long for 7days. I work the crews and tech to 50-55 a week during the growing season. Saturdays are for special projects or things that ran long. Sometimes I bring a guy to help me with repairs and detail trucks on Saturday. Florida is way too much fun to work all the time. They get good checks and I want them to have family and fun time.
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  7. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    Usually 6 days. Save Sunday's for relaxing, working around the house, or to make up mowing if i get rained out on a mowing day.
  8. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    Depends on the "extras". Clean ups and one timers can mean 6 & 7 day weeks in spring and fall. Anything other than M-F is strictly voluntary. Sundays are getting rarer. A day to recharge and spend time with family is important.

    Besides, servicing property while the customer is home is a mixed bag. While a great oppurtuniy to walk and talk, selling the extras and projects. It's seldom the quick productive "rain day make-up" we imagine.
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  9. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    As bad as it is to neglect one's business it is worse to neglect one's wife and family.
  10. smallstripesnc

    smallstripesnc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I work Monday - Friday. Blades on at 9AM and I get off when I'm done which is usually around 5-7PM.

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