This response comes from my little experience in the work force and is very naive, etc. I have been looking for a job and I just can't help but wonder why people work for a lawn care company. The work is hard in undesirable weather conditions. There are little to no benefits for the vast majority of the positions. In the northern states, you have plowing from December to mid March which is hit or miss depending on the season. There is very little upward mobility within a company. You may be promoted to crew leader and get a few more bucks, but it is still lacking. If you are one of the fortunate ones, you'll get into a large company that offers health benefits and a liveable wage. There are so many other places to work that offer so much more: grocery stores, manufacturing facilities, warehousing, etc. I have to be missing something.