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Working with significant others

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by packerbacker, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    Are you kidding?! Hard enough living with them...no way I am gonna work with them too.
     
  2. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,044

    My wife helps me a lot with scheduling, and answering calls.

    She tried one time to help me on the job. Lets just say it didnt work.
     
  3. sanfordandsonfan

    sanfordandsonfan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    I hired my dad last summer and he works for me full-time. He rides with me, cuts with me and trims with me ten hours per day. He is my best friend and my best employee. Oh yea, he is fifty six and can work circles around the young guys.
     
  4. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Wow Sandford, thats great that your so close with your dad. Take it from a guy who lost both parents, life is short. I did enjoy spending time with my parents when they were here, however looking back, I could have spent more time with them. To most people as well as myself, its hard to realize they will be gone someday. Thats great to hear of your fortune Sanford.
     
  5. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,908

    I work for my wife she is the one who does the daily stuff. I don't get the chance to run a mower much anymore and when she does let me she does nothing but complain about my work. I do the spraying and fertilizing and repair work. I get to buy the toys and she drives them.
     
  6. toroboy

    toroboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    When I meet a girl that wil mow lawns with me I might just have to marry her. No joke
     
  7. sgreanbean

    sgreanbean LawnSite Member
    from cal
    Messages: 138

    my wife works for me at the same company, she can operate any machine better than most of the guys including skidloaders, large tractors, dumptrucks and she can back a trailer better than most truckers! she wieghs about 100lbs and is 5 ft tall ( needed to let yall know that so you werent picturing a "BIG MARGE") I work with her every day in a large corp and we have no problems at work or at home, IM THE BOSS AND THATS ALL THAT MATTERS.
    oh no, gotta go, here she comes
     
  8. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    My wife worked with me for 12 years untill she found out she had cancer.
     
  9. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Yup, my wife works with me. Matter of fact, she is the Prez and I is just a worker

    She can work circles around most of the crew. Is fantastic with clients and markets the heck out of our business.

    Together we are a team at work and at home

    Tom
     

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