What was your old job?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NYRookie, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. NYRookie

    NYRookie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    Just curiuos what people had for a job, or still have for a job before you got into landscaping/lawn care. Also, what kind of degrees does anyone have?
    In high school, I got a technical degree in heavy equipment operation. In college, I got a degree in criminal justice, and turned down a state trooper job because I didn't want to move again. I have worked as a maintenance mechanic in a fiberglass plant for the past 8 years.
  2. U-SteppedInDogPoo!!

    U-SteppedInDogPoo!! Guest
    Messages: 0

    I still work for a computer company. I have the luxury of working the weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). With the other four days off. Great for "other jobs".:D
  3. airborne1

    airborne1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I had a painting business at one time didn't pay enough. I went to school and have a 2-year degree AAS in Law Enforcement. I didn't like what I saw and didn't want to become synical, so I joined the army and jumped out of airplanes for uncle sam and saw worse people there, but I didn't become synical. I went back into business in lawncare, landscape and snow and I am more synical than I thought I would become in either of the other professions. I also delivered alot of pizzas for many years as well as many other things.
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    what does "synical" mean?
  5. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    I think he meant "cynical", or negative.

    This is all I have ever done. BA Degree in PlantScience/Landscape Design. CT cert. Pest Supervisor.

    Education is the key.
  6. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I resigned out of Soaring Eagle Casino/Resort after 10 years there, Located in Mid-Michigan area, great place to work. I was a Security Manager.
  7. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    Was a personnel administrator. Have my B.S.B.Ad. quit 20 years ago.
  8. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    I worked bridge construction for 7 years,then started my welding biz and sideline with equipment repairs for a landscape contractor(Can't beat the perks there,ALL sorts of equipment to play with!)

    NYRookie,what tech school did you attend for the equipment operating?Guys are always asking about places like that to learn.It's tough in todays constuction world,if your not expierenced with equipment you'll be runnin the ol' self powered backhoe(shovel) for quite some time
  9. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    Used to be LCO, now a super. Still going to work at a grain elevator in the winter to make a few bucks during the winter.
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i was a teacher at a sensitivity training school. then, i taught anger management classes. got fired from both, now i just cut grass

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