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Whats your other source of income

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bdemir, Apr 2, 2000.

  1. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    I too am a firefighter, work 24 on and 48 off like the other guys about 9 - 11 days per month. Havee to do somthing to make some good money, the town I work for is 20% under the state average for wages. 8 years on and a whopping $6.30 per hour and no overtime till 56 hours per week. And yes by the way I am trying to shame them they could care less about us they just want warm bodies, not professionals.
     
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Hahaha! Joking right? This is a full-time job for me, I barely have time to spend my money.<p>I plow snow during the off-season if thats what you mean. Sometimes re-sell on eBay if I have the time.<p>Bill
     
  3. Charles

    Charles Moderator, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 11,804

    Full time job for me too. No time or energy for anything else. Just 45 days down time in the winter. And I need that to recover for the next year.
     
  4. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    i put up a lot of chail link fence, zero overhead because i already have the trailer get u come-a-long and a shovel and your in business<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
     
  5. I have not worked for wages since 1988.<br>My season starts in March as soon as the<br>snow melts and I work until Thanksgiving.<p>During the early winter (Thanksgiving to Christmas)I harass large industiral accounts<br>and school districts for new business next year.<p>I don't have a wife or kids (I got a divorce about 5 years ago)and I live in a rented duplex that the rent is $300/month.<br>My truck is a 1992 c1500 and my car is a<br>1981 Chrysler full size that one of my old<br>senior citizen customers sold it to me for<br>mowing her grass ($20 mow job) three times.<br>She bought it brand new and I got it when it<br>had only 65,000 miles.<p>This year I plan to spend the entire month<br>of January living on my trailerable sailboat<br>in the Fla Keys.<p>It does not cost me much more to live on the &quot;hook&quot; in FLA bay vs. being traped in<br>the house in PA for the month of January.<p>If I wanted a lousy two weeks vacation a<br>year I would get a &quot;real&quot; job. <br>
     
  6. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    mr stone,<p> sounds like a good time, i bet its hard to leave the keys to go back to work, i am lucky to live within six hours of the keys so i get there a couple times a year<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
     
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,007

    I work on Mustangs, but considering it is pretty much for free, I don't have any other income.
     
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    bdemir

    bdemir LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Great to have a post that i posted and so many responses. It is great to find out about everyone. I have been so busy doing spring cleanups and estimating that i dont find enough time to get back on the forum so i guess i could also say that i am all lawn care full time from now on and i dont have enough time to do anything else. But i love it and will do this for a while.<p>It is nice to hear from such a wide group of people.<br>
     
  9. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    One more firefighter to the list. 21 years of full time firefighting and 11 years in business. The last 5 years of lawn care have been full time with all the headaches that comes with full time employees. Thank God for my wife!!!
     
  10. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,429

    I'm a Mechanic for America West Airlines. Seven years seniority, and would have a very hard time giving up the ability to fly at no cost to me.<p>Vic
     

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