I never worked for Tru-Green but I did work for Scotts Lawn Service and they copied the Tru-Green business model. It totally sucked and led me to the point where I just walked away from them. So in essence, Tru-Green and Scotts are basically one and the same; long hours, working in unethical situations (snow, sleet, heavy downpours, etc...) and average paychecks at best. They will work you to the bone and they'll take up so much of your time, you won't have any time left over to spend with your family or to allow you to take on a 2nd job if you need to. The only benefit that I can see is that you'll gain valuable knowledge in the area of fertilization. You'll also gain valuable knowledge on what not to do!