My story of mowing.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by packerbacker, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    Im 29 years old and i got into this field when i was 18, i was looking for something to do part-time while i was in my freshman year in college, i liked being outside and thought this would be a great oppurtunity to earn some extra bucks. I started working for a local company, one saturday we went down to clear out 3 acres of brush and overgrowth and i left with poison ivy for 2 weeks. Needless to say i left and never wanted to see him again. The next January i got my tax forms from him and there was a letter inside asking me to come back and be a crew leader. He stated he saw a lot of potential in me and thought i would be a good worker. I decided to give it another shot. I worked for him for 5 years, 3 other crews plus mine were doing about 500 high end commercial and residential lots. After those 5 years i asked myself why i was doing all the work and he was making all money. Thats when i decided to go into business for myself. Ive been on my own for about 4 years now and enjoy it. I have my ups and downs just like any other company does. But in the end its all worth it. Tough times dont last but tough people do!
  2. jaybird

    jaybird LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    thats nice. im gonna put my story in here soon my problem is run-on sentenes and grammer ( i mowed 600 acres with a push mower at a dairy in tampa florida in the late 1960s the cows grazed on some of it and there were buildings and barns, but i mowed a lot.)

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