more hours, or more days?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    as of right now, i get 3 days off a week, usually. by the time my mission is complete, i plan to work 6 days a week, but hours worked will never exceed 8 in one day. would you rather work more hours each day, and get a day or two off, or would you prefer my way, work almost every day, but low hrs each day?

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    i hate 10 to 12 hr days when it is hot i would rather work 8 but in the spring and fall i will do 10 - 12 to beat the weather
  3. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    I'd rather do the long hours with more days off because once I'm out there working, whats a couple more hours? Just need to bring a bigger lunch, thats all.
  4. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    I'd rather work long hours personally. Nothing to do when I get home at 4-5pm anyway. I'd rather work 10-12 hour days and take 3 days off a week. This also gives you a back up day in case you fall behind for some reason.
  5. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Since you don't have any travel time involved (to & from work), why not just do 9 & 10 hour days and take more days off. I think it will actually save you time in the long run as you won't be loading & unloading as frequently. I know that on rain days when we only work 4-6 hours, it still takes the same amount of time to check fluid levels, tire pressure & load / unload fuel equip, check trimmer line, etc... as days that we work up to 10 hours.
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    More hours. If you work 2 6hour days, they are both shot. If you work one 12 hour day, you have a whold day left.
  7. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    Doing six ten hour days a week now. Install crew occasionaly works on Sundays. I had rather work longer hours and have a day or two off.
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I'd rather work more hours...then again, I work too many as it is.
  9. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    bobby are you related to my wife? have way to many RULES that you live by,,,,just like her!

    i would rather have fun and work as it comes!
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    uh, yea, we were actually siamese twins, for a few minutes.....

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