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Shirt, No Shirt??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by heygrassman, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    Do you or your employees perform work for a customer (regular maintenance or landscape work) without a shirt on (on a regular basis)?
  2. Shirts on man. This aint no scrub service. That's why we are thought of the way we are and not as businesspersons.
  3. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Yep shirts on or your gone
  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

  5. E-man

    E-man LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 136

    shirts on. I dont care if its 90 degrees
  6. GreenIsland

    GreenIsland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Try working for any Professional business and not wearing a shirt. Just is not done. Exception might be for oilfield workers and construction workers where it is tolerated , I really don't think you'll find many people who appreciate seeing someone without a shirt. Alot of jobs the elderly don't even appreciate you wearing shorts. You are only as good as your customers- how you present yourself, your company, or somebody elses company is how you make your living. I worked in the panhandle of florida for two years- where it gets about has hot and muggy as it can possibly get- shirt and jeans everday ( that's what customers want-- that's what they get). I think it was good for me- kept more of the back fat off..
  7. landman

    landman LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 110

    Shirts on. We require our guys to wear company shirts, no matter what. Our standard issue is 6 Shirts, 3 sweatshirts, and a jacket. This past year we had gotten Tank tops the same color as our uniforms with the same logo. only diffrence is no sleeves. Our guys still have to wear their work pants no matter what. Our policy is no uniform, no work for the day.
  8. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    We were company uniforms, but if I'm doing one of my neighbors lawns or landscaping in an area that nobody will see me, and it's hotter than hell out...
    Sorry baby, it's comin off.

    Oh ya, new uniforms this year...
    Green button up collar shirts w/lots of pockets-Work'n Gear
    BRIGHT orange tees w/ a pocket- Work'n gear
    and w/company logos
  9. Cowman65

    Cowman65 Banned
    Messages: 9

    summit, i'm really glad i am not one of your customers
  10. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    Shirt on.

    No Melanoma for me. (I hope).

    Once you see a family member who went shirtless most of his life die of skin cancer a suntan don't seem to important. He spent his final days in a hospital bed that they had to constantly change the sheets on...because all the moles on his back would not stop bleeding. "Too many years enjoying the 'benefits' of the sun." said the doctor.....

    I would prefer to sweat.

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