To much work?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Rob's landscaping, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. Rob's landscaping

    Rob's landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Isn't doing landscaping to much work? Having the help show up on time and getting the equipment ready having my new truck have grass everywhere in it, talking to customers all day getting skin cancer from being outside 10 hours of the is it just me or is it a pain.
  2. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Yes, it is a pain.
  3. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Messages: 548

    Don't you mow that long get over it ! Or go push a pen !!!!!!!!
  4. Rob's landscaping

    Rob's landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Todd give it six years you will know what I am talking about.
  5. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Messages: 548

    I don't do much landscaping so . but dont you spend any time mowing ? And if you think that's tuff try running a paving company !!
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    there is nothing i'd rather be doing
  7. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    There is nothing I'd rather be doing either, unless I won the lottery and didn't have to work at all. If you are not enjoying what you are doing, then you are in the wrong line of work.
  8. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    I would agree. I have had plenty of opportunity to have a easy life making good money from the other guy. I just cant bring myself to have to have a set schedule year round. Yes I have a schedule in the major mowing season, however I also am able to change it as I see fit. I get sunburns and some close calls with heat stroke every season. But looking back on what you have to go through to make a small change in corporate America, it is ridiculous. I like my job and will continue until I am making beer money.
  9. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Same here for the most part.
  10. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,725

    I took a pay cut to start my own company I worked hard so I could work this hard I have no regrets. Are you a landscaper or a businessman or both? I happen to be a phenomenal landscaper and I love that part of my job its why I do what I do. But what keeps it interesting is the very thing you seem to complain about the problems you see. To me my really job is problem solver. I am down a truck what can I do to get by my guys quit what do I do next. The mower broke down how do I get back to cutting my guys are late how do I track them down I am waiting for 2 months for Mr. X to pay his bill how do I make payroll. You can sit at a desk for someone and never have anywhere near the problems we get everyday to solve. Its what makes this more then a monkeys job.

    I am very good at logistics and love what I do but I have to tip my hat to my ex-boss his logistic skill is unreal he will run 3 planting crews simal for months with no crew chiefs just his workers and he does all the lay out and shopping for dirt mulch plants you name it. He sets one up cutting in the beds and drives to the next job and sets that crew up then goes to the 3rd and does the same. He then drives all day long bringing them what they need as they need it. It really is a site to see now he could have a regular job but nothings like the high he gets from doing 20-30k a week in planting jobs for about 3 months out of each year. I guess I love the challenge of running the business its nothing more then a game and how well you do depends on how well you play but unlike working for the man here you get to make some of the rules.

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