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I don't think he's mine

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DJ Contracting, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    My son wanted to learn how to plow he is 17 and soon to be 18 anyway he helps me with the lawn care and seal coating during the summer, so i told him that this storm he was to go out in the other truck (we did a little practice run last week). I went out @10:00 PM and told him to come out @ 12:00 AM anyway to make a long story short he told me that he did not think plowing was for him :confused: and told me it was actually boring :eek: there for the title of my thread (I don't think he's mine), :cry: anyway he does not have a choice now he needs the money :nod: and will continue we he is not in school.

    PS: I'll check back later to see the responces i have to go and collect and then will be watching the UFC Later.
  2. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    hey i am only 18 wanna adopt me and get rid of him?
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413


    I dont think DJ wants his trucks crashed :)
  4. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    WHAT. No way it fun job plow snow. I hope someone didn't tell his that him job is lousy that make his lie you I don't like plow snow because want more money. He should be happy since I guess he get 10 per hours or more but my job is almost same your but not snowplow I get 7.50 per hours.

    Maybe I need find job that pay 10 dollars instead 7.50 dollars. I need money so I can get snowplow since they cost around 2,000 dollars for my f150 but I want old style with chain lift plow but couldn't find one.

    What city you live? I am near to Detroit.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2007
  5. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I'm 19. Give me some food and a place to sleep. I'll be there tomorrow. I can't get enough plowing. Have him sit on a tractor with no cab or heat for 16 hours straight and then put him back in the truck. He'll never want to leave that warm truck cab again.:angry:
  6. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    am i losttttttt anybody eles?
  7. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Interesting....he prefers lawn care and sealcoating over plowing most times its the other way around (well in my case that is,lawncare isn't my cup of tea I prefer operating equipment) have you asked him what about it bores him? Could be he just hasn't caught the white gold bug yet.I'm 24 and hated and I mean HATED shovelling my driveway as a youth

    Maybe give him time and see if he comes around?,do you still own your backhoe? if so try him on that if you trust him...maybe your chev's alone isn't want excites him and larger equipment possibly may be his passion,the reasons could be anything.

    Hopefully he'll come around for you,good luck
  8. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    The guy is deaf. There is a thread floating arround here somewhere
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,034

    Well he does very well then. Thanks for clearing that up.

    Getting up in the middle of the night isn't for everyone. If he doesn't like it it's better for him to tell you now then later.
  10. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Dstosh, you keep writing that Milwaukee deaf, I get it. Question is, and don't take this the wrong way, but how is being deaf make hard to spell or write a sentence that can be understood. My computer has spell check, grammar check etc. I just don't understand how you need to hear to be able to write a sentence, please explain.
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,034

    Have some compassion. We have no idea what it's like to be in his shoes or even how long he's been deaf. I can't imagine not being able to hear, so I'm willing to take some extra time to read his posts. I'm sure with time he'll get better and more confident!
  12. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Because, being deaf, he has never heard a sentence spoken to him........He types what he knows from sign language....they include only themost necessary words when signing....many smaller words are left out.........Get it?
  13. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    You guys misunderstood me. Thank you for clearing that up for me. I wasn't trying to be mean just didn't get it, now I do.
    Wouldn't it be nice if some software company made some software to help out people that are deaf.
    I have two niece's that are 8 an 10 years old that have been deaf all their lives so I would never be mean intentionally to anyone with a disabilty, but there is a way to make their lives easier than that would be a good thing would it not.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2007
  14. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Very intuitive, I wouldn't have understood that either, that makes perfect sense. Thanks for clarifying. I am certainly impressed with his ability to type then!
  15. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Wanted to check, how many of you all are Deaf and do snow plow?

    just let you guys know that some deaf had hard times get the words in england order right!! even my self too, yeah am deaf from age 5 hearing loss till now. ask my wife how I say things not really in order, I had to think first before saying it, my wife is hearing and takes phone calls for snow removal that's alot help..

    there are just about alot that dont read well like reading the news paper, I am lucky that I can read pretty good and read news paper just about every day! hey I cant hear the raido! wish I did.

    on other side I have an cocler implant that helps just a little but big time, not very well with the words but with alot sound around me and it did helped me get my CDL license..

    most time deaf can feel things going around truck and plowing, I can feel if an wheel bearing is going bad...

  16. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    yeah if you are really paying him more than what an job at wal mart would be, I would like be out making money off snow removal!! 40 an drive way that takes me 15 mim to cleaner and side walk up to front door of house thats it.

    maybe say to go find job at wal mart it would be different than being own boss.
  17. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Like I wrote in a early post, my sister has two children that are deaf so I asked her how do they learn to write. She said that reading alot is the best way to learn how to put words together in a sentence and many extra hours at school. Sorry for the hijack but just needed to post what my sister had to expalin to me.
  18. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    John, yes thats right! I had familys and counis helping me learning to read all those jack and jill books!! just right after hearing loss.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2007
  19. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Well just got in from watching the fights and now i am going to bed i have only had 2.5 hrs of sleep since the 28th (snow came in) and started plowing @ 10 PM on the 28th took a 1 hr nap :sleeping: @ 6:30 am on the 28th and a 1.5 hr nap :sleeping: @ 1:30 pm then got up for a 4 hour appointment @ 3:30 then went to watch the fights, good night i'll check this out tomorrow (wait) :eek: this afternoon while watching football later Joe. :salute:
  20. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Lets go get some Popcorn and coke!
    Yeah football be great.. Who's playing?