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main Job ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ryano23_98, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. ryano23_98

    ryano23_98 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2

    is plowing your main income ? what are your main jobs if not ?
     
  2. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    residential roofing for us. snow clearing makes up about 6% of our gross income. just enough to pay employes and buy equiptment. i guess you could say that it is just a hobbie for me. a hobbie that breaks even.
     
  3. Dirt_Werx

    Dirt_Werx Senior Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 130

    I work for a trucking and excavation Co. as a mechanic and operator/ driver and plow for them over the winter, this year we're just goin out because the township requested us, back by popular demand lol, anyway it helps pay off trucks and keep some of the guys busy during the winter when the workload slows down. and with the way some of our guys drive its job security keeping everything going.
     
  4. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    I watch TV for a living and plow snow only when it snows
     
  5. wddodge

    wddodge Member
    Messages: 64

    Main job is an automotive/lt truck mechanic. Been doing that for 31 years.

    #2 job is helping out on the family farm as the season dictates.

    During the winter season, blades are put on two of the tractors and my truck to play in the snow.

    When there's nothing else to do, I enjoy the shooting sports.

    Denny
     
  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    We cut grass, plant trees and shrubs, and throw mulch
     
  7. Groundmovers

    Groundmovers Member
    from NE CT.
    Messages: 48

    Mr Mom....:dizzy:
     
  8. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    A little bit of this. A little bit of that and a whole lot of nothing.

    Retired.
     
  9. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I work as a land surveyor right now. But i am a full time student also. Work on the femily farm when i can. Plowing is a fill in since school is usually cancelled when it snows cant go out and survey and little to nothing happening on the farm this time of season. Just a fun way for me to spend time in the winter
    Evan
     
  10. maxwell

    maxwell Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 59

    teacher 15 years... the best retirement in the country and great benefits along with the fun of teaching kids keeps me from walking away from it and just doing snow removal and landscape... its tough as there are times where i'll make more in 2 storms than i make in 1 year of teaching
     
  11. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I'm a Career Firefighter, a part time 911 dispatcher, volunteer Firefighter, and just started my landscaping/snow plowing business...
     
  12. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I do lawns, caretaking and snow. Snow is all supplemental as far as I am concerned. My goal is to get more caretaking (from Oct - May), and snow is all an added bonus to my income.
     
  13. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I own my own fence co, specializing in custom wood fencing. :waving:
     
  14. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Believe it or not thats the Job I want. :dizzy:

    Ask the GF.
     
  15. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    It really seems like an easy job..

    Don't see why women make it sound so hard. I'm used to dealing with big time deadlines, working 24 hours a day. Actual physically and mentally exhausting work..

    Taking care of a few kids would be sweet. How hard can it be? Shopping, diapers, movies, food, laundry, etc..? Am I missing something..
     
  16. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    Ever listen to the country singer Lonestar - Mr Mom ?
     
  17. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    Lawn Service, Shrubs and Mulch in the warmer months and Snow in the winter.
     
  18. crystaltopaz84

    crystaltopaz84 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Yep I've found myself one great man here. :nod: Any guy who actually wants to be a stay at home dad is definitely a keeper. I know he really enjoys the snow plowing too though, a passion for snow we share. Now we just need to see more of it instead of this stupid rain.:angry:

    qualitylawncare: You obviously have no experience caring for children, especially toddler or younger. I don't have any of my own yet, but I've been caring for children of all ages for years and let me tell you that lonestar song is very true. Gretchen Wilson also has a song about being a full-time parent, it really is a full-time job and no where near being easy. Although, it is so rewarding that all the hard work and stress is well worth it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2006
  19. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    YUP.......:nod: :nod:
     
  20. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I do Executive Protection. Right now, I keep a CEO, and his family safe at their residence. He has 24hr. security. I am a retired NYPD officer, and have training in "EP" work. I also have a long driveway, and a couple of friends who I plow their driveways,too.

    I have a great job, and has finally helped me keep up with the "Bills". I also love the "art" of plowing, and even though I don`t have "accounts" like alot of guys here, I`m always interested in new ways of doing it.