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Is it unprofessional to mow without a shirt on?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DAVEY PROS, Jun 16, 2006.


    DAVEY PROS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Just wondering if anybody thinks its unprofessional to mow without a shirt...

    We mow in our polos and shorts but it still gets hot as hell. Our customers don't seem to care but with cars passing by the property i'm not sure they want to see a white guy with a horrible farmers tan. Would it make a difference if you were tan and had a six pack? :weightlifter:
  2. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    personally, yes. i know people here may disagree, but i feel like no shirt makes people automatically think redneck/sleazy/whatever. strangely enough, our uniform shirts are t-shirts, but i find polo shirts to be cooler. i guess the heavier material holds the sweat longer or something.
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    Would you want a plumber in your house working with-out his shir? or how about your line item chef at outback.....

    Keep the clothes on. its more professional, and if you get good uniforms the shirt can help wick the sweat away and actually make you cooler than just no shirt at all.

    so now your working for 12 bucks an hour on one jerks house, use an electric blower, and you want work with out shirts....

    You're shaping up to be a class act....
  4. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I don't it is going to be a problem for a 17 year old to work like that.
  5. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    Male or female?
  6. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Yes. I believe it is unprofessional. Your image and how you present your company to the public is very important. Even if your intentions are not to pick up more accounts by being at properties, I think the impression that someone gets by walking or driving by matters. I would rather have someone drive by and think "Damn, those are some squared away guys. They look like they have their sh*t together." Instead of "What the hell are they supposed to be?"
    This is just my thought on it. It is important to me how the locals see this company.
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    not only does it look un pro-but you would burn to a crisp in here in sunny fla
  8. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    agree on the polo shirts. here you could get away with it but i stick to my polo..
  9. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    That's for sure!
    :angry: The exposed skin I have now burns up, even with sunblock, couldn't imagine with no shirt.
  10. Reliable Lawns

    Reliable Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95


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