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So is this Mr. Dell a scrub?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by topsites, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    David Dell started out selling computers out of the trunk of his car.
    Would you have laughed? (it is actually kinda funny)

    (i think i got the 1st name right, anyway, you know the dell corporation).

    Things like these make me think twice anymore, the guy I laugh at today could be the next large outfit owner.
  2. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    The only difference I see between scrubs and professionals is the quality of work and the reliability of service. With the economy as it is the only way to make it is to do more with less and to squeeze a buck so hard it screams while retaining the quality :D
  3. Tim Louis

    Tim Louis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    very good posts
  4. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    If Mr.Dell was selling computers out of his car, then yes he was a scrub. Is he a scrub now? No.
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Taxes, insurance, appearance, etiquette, knowledge. Big difference and if you don't see it or know it you must be one
  6. Scapegoat

    Scapegoat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

  7. Scapegoat

    Scapegoat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    ------this was a duplicate post......I was forced to make it due my union.......:lol
  8. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    so then we must be :D We've kept our customers happy and their lawns looking good for better than twenty years so we're fair to middlin' scrubs.
  9. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    No don't flatter yourself if you don't have insurence and pay taxes your just a lowly scrub nothing more than someone out for beer money for the last 20 yrs :waving:
  10. Mr. Magpie

    Mr. Magpie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    So then, what is the substance/value in labelling or defining "scrub"?

    I think if people want to try and get away with some costs in their business while living risky and seemingly immoral/unethical, that is their prerogative. I could not hope to fill a position in which I could stand and make a value statement about them. The only difference is how they are perceived by others, and how others perceive those risks and moral codes.

    Of course, another difference could be residing behind bars or living as a citizen..... still, who are you to point the finger and talk down to a human being (who is complex) based on one or two facts??? Just proclaim that they happen to be running their business in an irresponsible way, that they will probably pay for it, and maybe that you hope they get caught for the sake of justice. Leave it at that.

    Basically, what I am saying is calling someone a scrub means nothing. It is a vague set of observations sewn together by assumptions and knee-jerk, unearned value judgments.

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