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Old 02-23-2013, 09:34 AM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the tons of lawn guys popping up. Your right about dressing halfway decently. Usually my clients aren't home because they're at work but I do see their neighbors home every now and then and I'm sure they'd happily tell my client if I was shirtless and looked like a bum with a mower lol.

My father is a machine operator in a factory and he says half of the guys he works with do lawn care either before work (He works second shift so in the AM) or on the weekends. I'm sure some of the guys I'm seeing are doing the same. I don't work weekends and most of my clients say they pay me to cut the lawn so they never have to see or hear a mower and they like it that way so I'm sure they wouldn't hire a guy who only cuts on the weekends.

I have a lot invested in my business and the thing is I actually love what I do. From loading up the truck to laying down beautiful stripes to edging and trimming etc...I don't love the running over dog do do though. I guess thats why I'm solo because I can't stand someone else doing it besides me lol plus having employee's is a headache in my opinion. But the point is so many do lawn care because its an easy business to get into but the majority don't even like it or care about lawn care and really don't know what their doing.
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