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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by packey, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    This last month has been pure crazy. I have been manageing a private estate and I thought things where going well until the week before thanksgiving.. When I was told I would be let go. No reason except he said he was going to go in another direction. I went to file unemployment and found out the owner had not been paying into unemplyment insurance properly. I then spoke with a friend of mine this week to find out the Estate was being sold and a new owner would be looking for an estate manager again. at this point I am not sure what I am going to do. I am looking at starting back up on my own, however I am not sure which direction I am going to go. I have my Texas TDA Lic as well as my texas Irrigators Lic I am just without any equipment any suggestions in the direction I should take this. I guess if I start over I know which mistakes to avid ha ha.
  2. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    I would get some equipment and a lawyer. The guy will have a poket full of money after this sale
  3. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Because he didnt file properly, you dont get unemployment? Something isnt right here. Did you have an under the table deal?
  4. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    No under the table deals. The unemployment office is telling me their was money paid in to a person . However the person was not me completely different social numbers. I did talk with a lawyer and He believes this is an easy case. What is really is weird I have last years w-2's and they are right I am just frustrated to the hilt with things. Next question does anyone in Texas have a good or broken 48 inch walk behind for sale. I guess I will check the for sale items in the other forum. I went out late last night and took stock of my bits and peices at my fathers shop. I think I can get a yazoo s24 up and going as well as a 21 inch snapper I need to find another bag for it though. I have my old stihl weed eater, I think it is an fs 85 I just need to replace the cable shaft on it. So for around here all I am missing is a good blower, edger and a decent sized walk behind. Well the good news is I have a couple of months to get equipment back going and cleaned up
  5. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Why not call your state congress rep?
  6. santafe

    santafe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    why wouldn't you have a good chance of getting your position back with the new owner?
    because, if you have the same problem in texas that i have, then everybody and his brother are grabbing a mower. However if you want to be self employed then more power to ya.
  7. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I am not sure I want to go back. I was happier running my own show and busting my tail for myself. Don't get me wrong I loved working the estate. Where else could I play with toys that as a small business owner I could only dream about. I guess the big thing now is if I go back into business can I survive. I think I can. I have the experience to go into the high end estate business and the contacts. I have the lic's to offer complete packages which most of the owners around here like. One company one check. On the other hand the estate manager is a solid constant pay check. I have even thourght of seeing if I could private contract the old estate. At this point everything is still up in the air.

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