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Full time snow, or 9-5?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by beanz27, Feb 22, 2013.


What do you do?

  1. Snow only

    37 vote(s)
  2. Work full time, plow on the side

    31 vote(s)
  3. Retired and plow to pass the time

    0 vote(s)
  4. Full time snow, work elsewhere part time also

    14 vote(s)
  1. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    So I'm curious who is full time only snow, how many have jobs and plow on the side, or if your retired and do it to pass the time?
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    I plow 24/7

    could be last year for me, to many will plow for "beer $$"
  3. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    snow in the winter landscaping in the summer
  4. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    I go to school full time and plow when I don't have school.
  5. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Work full time and plowed when I could when I had a plow. When I plowed in Mass, I worked and plowed my drives in between. I miss my driveway route....
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,724

    I'm primarily snow 24/7 with random stuff in between. The rest of the year is a mix of farming, custom hauling, driving semi, vehicle and equipment repair, preventive maintenance, and modification. I more or less do a little bit of everything related to country/farm life.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  7. vlc

    vlc Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Same here brother. 140 contracts getting sent out next week. I can't wait for spring!
  8. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    work full time and plow for the Town when they call.
  9. pabaker66

    pabaker66 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    Plow full time and own concessions company for spring, summer and fall!
  10. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Full time rental property owner, and part time snow plow operator.
  11. bln

    bln Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    Full time plow, insurance agent in my "free time."
  12. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    full time plowing, salting, rebuilding meyer plow pumps and repairs in winter months . building, sideing, roofing- constrution in summer months. been doing it for myself for 28 years. before that i did it for others for 5 years .love the money hate the hours . full time is not 40 hours a week when its for yourself its more like 60 to 80 or more .:waving:
  13. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Did it full time for the past few years at least...but this year got a job with health insurance and just don't go to that job when it snows. I do my site checks in the morning on my way in to work and paperwork at night and all my business errands on Saturdays. It feels like 2 full time jobs. I dissolved the lawn mowing side last year, due to alot of overtime at work in the summer, but I'll likely sneak my way back in soon. With so much of my snow income being seasonal, it seemed like a no brainer to work when it wasn't snowing, I've more than doubled my personal income this way. It's just really nice when your employer doesn't care if you call in to do other work.
  14. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,641

    i work full time for a truck upfitter 8-430, all my plowing is after work or on the weekends on the side.
  15. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    landscape in the summer and plow in the winter....work some odd jobs when the snow isnt falling.
  16. s10driv

    s10driv Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    snowplowing fulltime construction spring summer fall.
  17. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Snow plowing full time. Own an auto repair shop full time also. Employees man the shop when it's snowing.
  18. eastcoastjava

    eastcoastjava Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 165

    College, Grounds full time at a golf course may-december with OT, Snow when ever.
  19. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    E. I plow my own stuff only.

    Back in ancient history, when I joined this site, I was plowing for the state. If I was plowing, we weren't doing roofs anyway.

    So there's a strong value that some people on this site have about plowing the whole time the storm is running, where it is a duty to forego sleep, family, illness, personal needs, etc to make sure nobody ever has to walk on a single flake. This became evident in the discussions about the recent Blizzard that we experienced in the northeast. Any thoughts on that issue from the folks who plow after hours only?
  20. perrysee

    perrysee Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    work fulltime and own a lawn and snow company ,been doing this for 23 years now .