Not making money?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by olderthandirt, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    I noticed that there are a bunch of guys that post when they could be working. So I was wondering how can this be, rain? but not all over the country at the same day. Guys working while the boss sits and plays with the keyboard? Nope to many guys are solo and posting in the middle of the day. Just stopped in for lunch and wanted to post something? Why not eat and finish sooner and then post at the end of the day? So lets give an explanation!
    Me I'm lazy and don't want to work everyday, anymore,:cool: Whats your excuse????

  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    I'm p/t landscape. I'm in the office/shop today.

    Cutting crew is out there today, though :)
  3. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    i got home from the local nursery about 11:30, picking up plants for tomorrow's planting job. off the plants today, with virtually no labor, i pocketed over $400 dollars profit. :)
  4. Flat Top Lawn

    Flat Top Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    on vacation today from full time job. I mow in the evenings.
  5. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    Because I am the boss! Guys are out working. I can come and go as I please.
  6. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I post during the day if I run home for something, go into the shop or if it is raining and I am sitting in the office while I should be catching up on paper work I am playing on Lawnsite. You are quite right that I should be doing something more profitable to my company but a person has to have some down time.

  7. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I'm a full time firefighter, work 24 off 48. So at the station is about the only time I haver to spend on Lawnsite. Days off I'm mowing and such and when the evening comes I enjoy spending it with the wife and kid.
  8. simsy71

    simsy71 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I am PT. So I am in the office today.
  9. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    I am making money while posting.
  10. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,116

    My back is out. I have two employees doing 100% of the labor while I sit at home.

    This is the way owning your own business is supposed to be. I focus on sales, advertising, marketing, billing, vendor relations and customer relations and my employees focus on operations.

    DFW Area Landscaper

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