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Happy as hell i quit!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GoSnow, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. GoSnow

    GoSnow Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I quit plowing this year.No longer need the $.Ye-ha!!!!Anybody else give it up?I'm a solo mowing operator full time 16 plus years.Ah the JOY!Again,anyone else call it quits?:redbounce
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I hate snow also. So while I'm hating it I might as well make money doing it!:D
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Yep, me too
    not my favorite thing, but counting that green in the middle of winter when all it would be is outgo is a beautiful thing.
  4. Clapper&Company

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

    Call me weird, But I enjoy plowing snow
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2007
  5. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    this is my first year and so far i am loving it but when i start to get tired and stuff is breaking left and right it can be hell. i did enjoy plowing the other day when it was sunny out and i was plowing some nice big open lots with no cars in them.
  6. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    i guess im addicted cuz i wouldnt give it up for anything. snow plowing is great:nod:payup
  7. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    i love it.. even tho it does come with its fair share of headaches. but when it snows the employes are happy and the subs are too..

  8. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I hate the dings, dents, scrapes etc... the trucks get but love the money! And enjoy being out in the middle of the nite moving snow!
  9. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I have to say I enjoy it. At what other job can you crank the stereo , drink coffee all shift, and smoke. The best part is no boss and most of the time no people.We also get cool fashing lights. Grandview if you get sick of it I will gladly take an account or 2.
  10. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I also love plowing snow. This is one of my favorite seasons. Now the ice I could do without, but you won't here me complain.
  11. mnormington

    mnormington Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Truck driver.

    STRONGARM Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    other than the break downs, employees, and customers it's great!:drinkup:

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I'm with these guys. LOVE IT!
  14. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    I love plowing snowing, its fun and a challenge, and of course pay time is the best. There is some headaches to deal with but once the snow is falling its all good in my book
  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    The waiting around is what kills me. When it snows I'm happy. We do site checks starting between 4-5am every morning 7 days a week, so the noveltly wears off.
  16. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    my whole goal in life is to make a ton of money over the other seasons then plow cuz i freakin want too. i love plowing its like cutting grass i get to ride around in circles and talk to myself except i have alot more ponys under the hood this time of year:salute:
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Don't get me wrong I like plowing when we get over a foot at one time .It's the small ones that I hate.I looked over the profiles of everyone who posted except for 2 I've been plowing longer than you guys have been alive!:D Having seasonal contracts you can see where I hate snow!:rolleyes:
  18. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    I love it too. 13 yrs and not tired of it yet. Yes there are down sides but isn't there with anything, including not plowing lke no pay. Think about the winter extra dollars and the savings you have if you don't need it for bills.
  19. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I enjoy it also. To me its the waiting that drives me nuts and wondering what will break.
    Plus the place I plow is fun to work with.
  20. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    AHH! getting up in the middle of the night out of a nice warm bed to go out and freeze my tail off. Fighting snow and ice covered bags of salt. Dealing with all the idiots who park their car right in the middle of the parking lot. Beating up my truck. Waiting to get paid.
    Taking off days of work on my "real" job ,burning vacation days just to go plow.


    Ok calm down ,I can't quit I love this stuff. The quiteness of being out at night plowing a big white untouched parking lot. Seeing the faces of those that you plow their drive to help them out then just drive off (freebies). Getting paid pretty well to play in the snow. Justifying buying big boy toys to plow with.

    I LOVE IT!!