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New guy here, looking for work in MA

Discussion in 'Employment' started by Dragman10, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Dragman10

    Dragman10 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I just bought a used 3/4 ton 8600 gvw 4x4 Suburban with an 8 ft Western plow. I work a full time job as an automotive technician and from what I hear about this upcoming winter would not mind making a few extra bucks. I am the only one in my family who has never plowed. PLEASE GIVE ME A CHANCE TO LEARN! Would like to do parking lots in the Milford area. e-mail jhwills@hotmail.com with an offer and I'll see what I can do.payup
     
  2. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 420

    I am pretty sure nobody will be interested unless you carry insurance.
     
  3. JElmWin

    JElmWin Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    You would think but you know that's not the case.:(
     
  4. Dragman10

    Dragman10 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Your probably right! I plan to call my insurance company tomorrow to get commercial plates and insurance for plowing. Any tips on finding a job?
     
  5. Dragman10

    Dragman10 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Please excuse all the ? but do you guys know anyone that may give me a trial run to see if this is for me? If it's not you may find a plow up for sale.
     
  6. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    It's only one day, Relax.:nod:
    Don't sell yet! Best to Network with other plow guys in your area.
     
  7. Dragman10

    Dragman10 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Your right Yaz I should relax but the problem is is that I told my wife I bought this truck to make extra money- and you know where that leaves me if I don't... ha ha
     
  8. JElmWin

    JElmWin Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    Try picking up a phone book and call other plow guys. See if they need help. You might get a hang-up but at least you tried. See if any snowplowers are advertising in the paper. I'd go knocking door-to-door locally and see if your neighbors need to be plowed. There's a networking forum here. Go through it and see if there's anybody close to you.
     
  9. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    I hear ya...
    My wife just asked me.. when is going to snow. the're all the same! lol
     
  10. Dragman10

    Dragman10 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Thanks for the info guys. I'll keep trying!
     
  11. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Dragman: Call Kevin Meehan. If he likes you, you'll be all set for the season.
     
  12. Dragman10

    Dragman10 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Chris-R: I was a technician for Kevin at Imperial Chevy for a couple of years, I had a great time there and liked Kevin very much. I didn't even think to call him, THANKS!:cool:
     
  13. crashz

    crashz Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Dragman,

    There seems to be a shortage of guys willing to plow as drivers only around here. Maybe you can hook up with a landscaper or contractor and plow with their equipment first. Once you get the hang of it, offer your vehicle (insurance is a biggie, do not neglect!) and yourself as a sub.