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How many plowed in high school??

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by F350plowing, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    How many of you plowed in high school and how hard was it to get both in? i know someone who wants to and is a senior this year. so i wanted to give him an idea of how hard it will be.
     
  2. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I did, I just didn't have as many, and did what I could and NEEDED to do before school, then I explained to my customers that I was still in school, and they were really cool about it.
     
  3. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481


    Where you doing drives or commercial lots?
     
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I plowed for my dad my junior and senior years. I ran a Plymouth Trail Duster with a 7.5' Meyer plow :cool:

    It was easy to plow during the school year because whenever it snowed school was usually canceled.

    My dad never paid me a dime. He said my payment was in the form of a bed to sleep in, food on the table and a roof over my head. I didn't mind, though, because I my love for plowing was greater than any money he could've given me.
     
  5. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Drives, I wouldn't want to do commercial while in high school, college sure, but not high school, you don't have the freedom to leave when you need to.
     
  6. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    the company that he is going to be plowing for is commercial lots only no drives and most of the lots are big ones
     
  7. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    oh boy.......
     
  8. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    thats why i asked i think it will be hard for him to plow and do school
     
  9. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    yup I think so too
     
  10. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481


    they have closed school 3 times in the last 10 years around hear and only 1 was for snow
     
  11. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    How many times were they 2 hours late? A 10:00 start time would give most people enough time to get their routes done.
     
  12. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481


    as far as i know that never happened. but your right that would make a big difference from 7:30
     
  13. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I plowed my Junior and Senior year. I just didn't have as many acounts as I do now.
     
  14. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    i know the guy he will be plowing for and he said they have more accounts this year than they have had over there 30 years and all there drivers are looking at a 13-16 hour day on a 2-4 inch snow fall
     
  15. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    If I had a high-schooler plowing for me, they would have to agree that if it's snowing...there is no school for that day...or days at that.
     
  16. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    last year i plowed 7 drives and a bars parking lot during my junior year till i blew my transmission and was out for the season. i just had to get up really early and i loved every minute of it. being in highschool with a comercial account and getting into the bar (which had a dance club) for free was just awsome.
     
  17. ram4x443015

    ram4x443015 Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    i plowed in high school i was a sub so when i got called out i missed school for the day :laughing: it was so much better then being in school
     
  18. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Plow in the Bobcat start of high school, plowed in truck later on. we kept my route smaller to make sure I got it in, and even if I didn't whats a few classes here and there.
     
  19. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    ALOT of people here GOT plowed in high school....lol
     
  20. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453


    just like riding a bike ......once you get the hang of it , boom ! dont let anyone tell you different , i'v been pushing since i was 15 . thats 28 years