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Here is a story about Mike Crill who had worked as a fire hydrant repairman. Because of health concerns due to environmental contamination Mike was fired from his job. He later received a settlement which he took and tried to start his own lawn care business but that didn't work out.

Starting a business is rough in the best of times and can be brutal when you need to get it up and going fast for your livelihood.

So when you think it is rough for you, read this story about Mike. It may give you a new perspective on things and inspire you to push forwards.

The Accidental Activist - The city shop where Mike worked was located across the street from a defunct landfill, and workers there had long complained about headaches they believed were caused by landfill fumes.

For a full year Crill says he tried to get his supervisors to address the apparent hydrogen sulfide contamination at the city shops, but little was done.

In March 1989, after Mike’s suspicions had been validated, the city awarded him a $25,000 settlement in lieu of rehiring him. Five thousand of that went to his lawyer and another $1,000 went to cover past-due bills. With what he had left, Crill replaced his cabin with a trailer and bought equipment to start a landscaping business.

In July, the Spokesman-Review asked him how business was coming along.

“It’s coming. It’s going slow, but I’ve been doing a few houses, and I’ve got a few bids,” he told the newspaper.

But jobs came too slowly for the Crills. Mike’s business never made any money, he says, because he’d been “branded” as a troublemaker.

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