what time do you guys get up in the morning

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by rats5656, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    Don't stay up all night on the computer.
  2. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    I'm glad I'm not the only "non-morning person"

    I never was an early riser. When I wrked grounds crew on a university campus I would go to work at 7am for a couple hours then go to class then back to work in the afternoon. Everyone there said I was like a completly different person in the afternoon. It was like the evil twin :mad: worked in the mornings and I would show up in the afternoon:)

    I just don't function well befor 9:30 or so. It drives my wife nuts:dizzy:
    Afew years ago I wortked over nights(10pm-7am) for about 4years. And I've never got back to a normal sleep scedule.

    maybe that would help.

    For some reason I was up in good time thismorning but can't seem to get going. It's cold and windy outside and here I am at 8:30 on Lawnsite:rolleyes:
  3. Superiorlandscaping

    Superiorlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 62

    does any one out there get up at the *** crack off dawn to get jobs done that you dont have to worry about noise laws?? - Tim
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,226

    If I have some commercial properties that have access to everything I will sometimes get there at 6:00 to work on the irrigation. Not too often though.
  5. gslam88

    gslam88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    For me it depends on what the next day holds, I try to get up on odd hours... 7 .. 9..11..1..3... also depends on what time I hit the sack... just not a morning person... my wife help me keep a late night schedule... and not what your thinking....

    she starts her cleaning sometimes around 11pm or so:sleeping: :sleeping:
  6. Arnold

    Arnold LawnSite Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 194

    Winter I sleep in till 6:15am But have been known to get up in the summer anywere from 3 am and 5 am just depends on what we have to do and the time we have to do it I don't have a problem getting up I just enjoy getting to work
  7. dr grass

    dr grass Banned
    Messages: 242

    i generally wake up around 5:30am. i reward myself for getting up all week on time by sleeping in on sunday. ill be lucky to make it to 8:00 am though!

    shep :sleeping:
  8. bilbo7021

    bilbo7021 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Considering I've got all residentials, I can't start till around 9AM. So I get to sleep in till around 7:30 or 8 sometimes. My usual plan for the morning......the three "S's", then breakfast (I'm crap all day if I miss it), then check the schedule to see where I'm supposed to be that day, check the weather (sometimes while eating breakfast), and get out the door.

    Then I try to be home by 3PM, only cause I gotta relax, eat some kind of lunch, and shower, then get dressed for my waiter job at night (4-10), then home, unwind, and bed by 11.

    I can't wait till the waiter job is put aside and I can work all day with the lawn stuff. But that's at least another year or so away yet.
  9. Superiorlandscaping

    Superiorlandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 62

    yea working two jobs absolutely sucks when your in the landscaping business. For a while, i couldnt handle to long though, I would work mon-fri 3:45am-3:45pm, and 5:45am to 3:45pm on sat. Then at nght ro 4:15-11 i was the manager at a Olympia Sports. For a week or two i loved it. My family thought i was crazy, my fiance thought i was crazy, and they were right. I did it for a little over a month. The money was really good but i had to make priorities. My fiance and family come first, then money. But yeah, props to anyone you handles two jobs. 80 or more hours a week is not easy and anyone who can budget their time accordingly and accomplish that is amazing. I sure as hell couldnt keep that up.
  10. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    #1 5AM #2 Lots of Money And the sounds Of the Lazer EPS's warming Up.

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