parents wanted him to get a real job

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    wow, what a shocker.........there was this young guy, 22 yrs old. nice, very respectable young man, clean cut, nice kid. he wanted to start a lawn business. he did. young, strong, and motivated...he had over 100 accounts in his 2nd year in business. his 2 man operation grossed over $130,000 the second year. with minimal overhead, he pulled a real nice paycheck. this year would have been his 3rd year in business. i saw him yesterday. he said he gave up all but 30 of his accounts. the reason: his parents were harping on him, to get a "real job". this "real job" that his parents are now happy that he has, pays $10 an hour plus benefits, hrs are 8 am - 4 pm. what, are they thinking, and why, did he listen?:dizzy:
  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,275

    He's a fool and deserves everything he gets from now on!

    His parents, lets just say, its genetic!
  3. Big M LawnnSnow

    Big M LawnnSnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    Maybe he should have showed Mom & Dad his income tax returns.
    Also there is such a thing as night school.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Maybe he was making more than them and were jealous?
  5. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    WOW!! You really can make a horse drink water.
  6. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    Odd. Some people just arent happy unless they see their kids devoting 25 years to a company that doesnt give squat about the workers. Do his parents have Union stickers on their bumpers?
    Some have no appreciation for doing life differently or the entrepreneurial spirit.
  7. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    Socialist Corporatism, we're brainwashed with this mentality in every direction we turn. You must work for a large corporation because you will perish if you don't!!!!!!

    Ever wonder why a guy with a 2 paycheck work history can walk up to a car dealer and drive away with a new car but the self employed guy has to move mountains to get one? Let's not even mention a house loan.

    Actually this system was developed in the 1930's by our friend Adolph Hitler and his National Socialist Workers Party, more commonly known as the NAZI party. It leaves control of the economy in the hands of corporations and control of the people in the hands of the government.

    The death of the family farm, failure rate of small businesses, our credit system, tax structure, it all has followed this theme of socialist corporatism.

    I can understand his parents, I agree with them completely. I would never recommend my kids to start small businesses when looking solely at the money/job security/working hours/ working conditions etc. But since I'm an independent person who likes to do their own thing, self employment was my only other option.
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    You have a hell of alot more job security when your your own boss that when you have someone above you who can fire you.Too bad the kid listened to his parents..he needs to cut the apron strings. Parents shouldent tell a young person how to run their lives.It's their life.
  9. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 118

    Bobby, Bobby, Bobby
    Is this you? Are you the one with the $10 per hour job? Do you sit in front of your computer in your cubicle salivating over what it would have been like had you been in lawn care? Now I know why you have so much time to post.
  10. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    This post is something else, if the guy can gross over 130k and still listen to mom and dad what to do, he is an imaginary guy. period. Next time, dad said go pee, he is gonna do it for dad's sake.....:clapping:

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