i cant freaking stand family memebers.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RedWingsDet, May 23, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    dont you guys hate it when family memebers tell you stuff that makes no sense, or ask questions. i cant stand it. im like "that is why i am in the business, because i dont have to ask questions" im sooo sick and tired of em asking me questions, now i dont even talk about my biz, i say "its my biz, dont tell me what to do, if all goes wrong, then all i have to blame is myself, not you"

    i just cant stand it, cant stand taking advice from unprofessionals. also, if im surfing this site, they're like "wtf is so hard about cutting lawns, why do you need to have a fourm about it"

    sry, i just needed to VENT. i cant take family members anymore
  2. skmodmsl

    skmodmsl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Have been in a similiar situation. 3 years ago I got laid off from my job. My Dad said "come work for me". I worked for 2 years under constant pressure. Dad says "I don't think you are cut out to be a mason". Anyhow now I cut grass for a living. The other night Dad says " both my cutoff saws died". "When you get a chance can you fix them ?" Now perhaps I'm not the greatest cement mixer or rock layer but his equipment was in top notch shape ! He litterly throws his saws around and once broke one in half ! Saw was fixed. Guess what Dad ? I ain't got time !!!!!!!!!!

    My Dad laughed when I decided to start my own business. "What are you going to use for a truck" he says. I said my FORD !. "Hah" he says. "You need to clean it up". My FORD may not be pretty but it serves me well. Unfortunately FORD doesn't have a good manual transmission anymore. At least they still offer manual hubs. The Hand Grenade of America doesn't.

    As a side note Dad's lawn has never looked better since I have been mowing it.

    I needed to vent too !
  3. sharpcutter

    sharpcutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    There was a time when my family would offer me all their advise, snicker at me, and always question what I was doing. There was always comments made on the sly. Well as the years went on and they see where I am at now, how I got here, and where I am going, they come tome for my advise. Go figure.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    same with me
  5. MJD75

    MJD75 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    yep, I always felt the family didn't take my biz serious enough at first, thinking it was a way not to have to work a "real" job. Well now I think they see I've made it threw 3 seasons and am growing every year. Now everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon and get involved somehow with my business.
  6. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    My parents were the only ones who had any faith in me. They took out an equity loan on their house to give me all the start up money. With out the encouragement of my parents, I definatly would not be where I am today.

    Of course they live 5000 km away so its hard for them to try and tell me what they think is best.
  7. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    I know... my parents think this is a joke!

    I can't believe it, i just brush them off.

    They say ohhh.. you can't make any money doing this... its a joke!! why dont you get into computer programming..

    I laff..
  8. EZTarget

    EZTarget LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    tell em because you don't want to live in India! :mad:

    TROTTMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    LOL, EZTarget that is soooo true!!!! All of my computer programming teachers at OU were always Indian or middle eastern hahaha.
  10. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    my parents were the only ones who semi supported me.

    grandfather seemed to think/say "you dont need to spend $5000 on a lawn mower. GO BUY YOURSELF SOME OF THEM PUSH ONES." I just swept all those comments under the rug, and now they realize i am gonna be a millionaire tomorrow they all come to me for money


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