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My Story

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Newbeeee, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Newbeeee

    Newbeeee LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 14

    How do I start? Well I am a full time Firefighter who has a dream of owning his own buisness. I was working a landscaping job on my days off for a while until he started shorting me on money. Boy it pissed me off, really enjoyed learning though. Now I am comfortable enough from what I learned from him to start my own biz. Love working outdoors. Well I'm learning as much as I can and plan on starting the biz part time in a year while I am working my full time job and leaving that after I have enough biz. Can't wait till then, but I know it will be a couple of years. Would like to have alot of the equipment paid off before I leave. The double income will help that. One thing that worries me though is there is alot of competition in my area. Will see how it works out here in a year. Thanks for such a great website!
  2. lawnjockey51

    lawnjockey51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    LEAVE??? Why, you're a firefighter, I'm guessing 24 on, 48 off, so I see no reason for you to hurry up and leave the FD. I used to be a part-time firefighter, I don't think that there was a single full-timer that didn't run his or her own business. I say, start your business and sock the bucks away for a few years, then think about leaving. Either way you go ... GOOD LUCK
  3. Newbeeee

    Newbeeee LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 14

    2 days 2 nights 4 off. Don't want to do Firefighting anymore once I have a family. Want to be home at night not at the firehouse.
  4. BladesAway

    BladesAway LawnSite Member
    from Ok
    Messages: 74

    I'm also a firefighter I going to stay at the firehouse till i have a big fat government pension waiting on me.

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