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Working Full time

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chuck Sinclair, Sep 1, 2000.

  1. Chuck Sinclair

    Chuck Sinclair LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    How many of you have FULL time jobs besides your own Biz?
    and how many yards do you do?

    I myself work for a local Hospital buildings & grounds maintenance 40+ a week and do eleven yards (Just starting out)

    Chuck Sinclair
    Willow Brooke Landscape
    http://www.wblandscape.com
     
  2. cuttin

    cuttin LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 16

    I work full time(at least 40 hrs./wk) for a water utility and maintain 6 lawns after a 1 hour commute.Would like to expand next year(actually,one customer told me I'm a cinch to pick up four more accounts next year),but am worried about having the hours during the week to do it.I really don't want to work the weekend - maybe a second mower is in the picture someday.
     
  3. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    just left my 40 hour week job to do this only
    got to about 35 accounts and that was about it +
    now it feels like i have all the time in the world
    feels good to relax a lot
     
  4. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    I ALSO HOLD DOWN A FULL TIME FACTORY JOB. I WORK ALL NITE DRIVING A FORK TRUCK FOR A MAJOR FURNITURE MFG. AND CUT GRASS DURING THE DAY. AT THE PRESENT TIME I HAVE 12 ACCOUNTS, WHICH KEEP ME BUSY ABOUT FOUR DAYS A WEEK. I WANT ABOUT 40+ FOR NEXT YEAR, AS I HAVE NOT HAD A RAISE AT THE FACTORY FOR THREE + YEARS. I'M AT THE TOP OF THEIR PAY SCALE AND WILL NOT RECIEVE ANOTHER RAISE IF I WORK ANOTHER 20 YEARS, AS THE REASON I STARTED MY OWN BUSINESS. I'M TIRED OF BUSTING MY ASS FOR SOMEONE THAT DOES NOT APPRECIATE IT. AS I ONCE HEARD, IT'S BEEN THE SAME FOR 100 YEARS, IF YOU WANT TO GET ANYWHERE IN LIFE YOU NEED TO OWN AND OPERATE YOUR OWN BUSINESS. JUST MY 2 CENTS.
    MOWMAN
     
  5. Cletus

    Cletus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    ah will wawk an does jest about ennythin fo a dollar.Fix a truck,paint a barn yo name it mowin is in thar wif th ress of them! Fry mah hide!





    [Edited by Cletus on 09-03-2000 at 02:19 AM]
     

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