Alright boys and girls, over past few months iv been noticing that on just about every thread I read there is something mentioned about professionalism and I think this "professionalism" thing is getting wayyyy out of hand. For example, my truck has a nice exhaust note.... thats not professional, its got a bit of chrome.... naa, not professional at all, way too flashy, a truck with a 3-4" lift, he goes muddin with that, not professional attall, its got cb antennas, look, its hillbilly delux! not professonal at all.... My equipment has a bit of grass on it, not professonal, its more then 1 year old, thats not professional, my employees have a bit of dirt on thier t-shits, first of all t-shirts are not professional, and a bit of dirt... who is this guy... thats not professional one bit.... We use pens and pencils instead of computers and printers, wow, this guy is old school, not professional, his truck is not lettered all up, not professional, but buddys truck is lettered with a great big magnet, aww, thats not cool, thats unprofessional... my employee hasnt shaved in 4 days... thats not professional, he the best worker around but he smokes, totally unprofessional.... who gives a crap.... these are just a few examples of what I have heard... Like come on guys, were all businessmen in the landscape industry... This is a service industry, my guys actually work for me, they dont stand there in suits and ties and support the shovells and rakes... My view on professional is how you talk to customers, your education, the way you run your business... not what you have, or how you look..... im 3/4's the way a CLT (certified landscape technician), becoming a proud member of landscape ontario, becoming a member of SIMA, getting my certified snow professional certificate and also getting a business degree also, to me, once I have all this, thats professional at its best! and just because next year I'll be rolling around in a nicely done up truck, now im unprofessional???? What are your views on professionalism?