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Would you trade lawn care for an inside job?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yz250fpilot, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. yz250fpilot

    yz250fpilot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    How many of you would give up lawn care for a $65k a year job? This job would include benefits, an air conditioned office, 40 hours per week, and weekends off.
  2. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Not me

    I used to make 70,000/year as a cnc machinist gave it up to run my own business
  3. turfguy

    turfguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    How about trading back.....you can sit at my desk for 78k and I will go cut lawns...after running my landscape bussines for 5 years I think I could make around 100k per year with lawn care/plowing . the killer is the benifit package. healthcare is very very tough to manage. I have a son with several birth defects and our healthcare bills after insurance are more than our morgage. so for now I stay at my desk and just keep cutting grass nights and weekends to make ends meet.
  4. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    The Benifit package is very important. As great as it is to be outside working at a different place every day, you have to be able to pay the bills. If you're self employed and are unable to work, how will the health insurance get paid? Let the employee's run the business? Tough call. I'll continue working my full-time job and do my lawns on my days off.
  5. Rook00

    Rook00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    Consider letting a crew do your mowing (you might have to pay a "manager" type position a few more $$ per hour) while you work your regular job. This might or might now work. Just a thought.
  6. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    No thank you, at 35 years old I have never had a desk job.
  7. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    No thanks. I is so nice to be outside, even in bad weather.
  8. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    outside beats the desk any day....work or school.
  9. BLC3

    BLC3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    A bad day out side is better than a good day behind a desk!!
  10. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I would probly do it as long as the desk job envolved something of interest. Sure its nice working outside when its 75 and sunny but how about all those 100 degree days when you feel like your going to pass out after jusr 15 minutes of work?? Or those 30 degree days in the fall with a light drizzle? Id defintly consider a 65K a year position with benefits. I cant even amagine weekends off either to enjoy....not run around meeting with miserable clients.

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