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How Long Have You Been In The Industry
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A poll to see how long each contractor has been in the industry. Feel free to add any comments after voting!
Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:18 PM

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25 years, on an extended break at the moment
Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:19 PM

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That's a long slog in the game, you're a rare breed... somehow I reckon I'll be joining that number myself one day. I've been in for 12 years solid, but these days I'm part time for health reasons, I'm sure I'll be getting back fulltime soon enough though.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:17 PM

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A year and a half for me, a really bad start, lucky all is coming together now. Can only wait and see what the future holds. Loved my time, no intentions of leaving, this winter has been a real b!tch, but this summer is going to kick ars and just who knows where anyones goin to be in another 5 years. Loved that line from a movie called Hide Away, "its all a grand traverse" - "what is?" - "all of it".
Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:35 PM

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Just over two years part time. I work as a supervisor in a smelter on shift work so my 4 days off every week I stop working for the man and work for my self
Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:35 AM
IF IT GROWS I'LL CUT IT. IF IT DOESN'T I'LL GROW IT

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Been mowing lawns for 20 years now, long enough to have seen some changes. :shock:
Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:29 PM

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Good to see you finally made it here wombat. 20 years and still going strong and time enough to teach a young upstart like myself a thing or two about the industy :) .
Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:21 PM

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Just over a year now part time as my true ambition is to become a pilot


Posted 07 October 2014 - 09:37 AM

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It be such a long time i forget 33-35 years,flintstone days


Posted 07 October 2014 - 12:22 PM

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Hi everyone only been at it 2 months full time. Its a bit of a struggle at the moment ,starting to pick up work slowly ,but im determined to stick at it . I love working outdoors and being the ruler of my own destiny. all the best everyone.


Posted 07 October 2014 - 04:11 PM

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21-22 years mowing, mostly part time with other jobs like handyman, carpet cleaning, car detailing, courier work, mixed in along the way. The first 2 years were full time mowing, last 4 years have been all mowing as well except a couple courier jobs that pay :excl: . Before the last four, was mainly handyman but also incorporated a more up market mowing with walker mower and large grounds, this included trees, gardens, sand pits, bark laying and landscaping. About 30 hours per fortnight and 100 hours for handman. Employees


Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:10 PM

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2 years when I just left school (15yo)

19 years this time (since 1996)

 

Rusty - I dips me hat to ya. ...........Impressive or Insane ? - not sure, maybe both.


Posted 13 December 2015 - 03:41 PM

"Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew in boiling water.
Sip on your 'T, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.


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Started 99 with  a trusty domestic Victa and a bent shaft something :)


Posted 13 December 2015 - 04:29 PM

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I have been at it since 1980 .. so 35years. It seems like yesterday.

 

Have been as small as just myself (when I first started and now) and as large as 35 staff) .. have seen massive changes in the industry


Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:22 PM

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2 years. Full time fire fighter also. Mow about 8-10 lawns a week.
Posted 14 December 2015 - 11:32 AM

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my 3rd year in as my only income. Its just started to come together.


Posted 15 December 2015 - 06:08 PM

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my 3rd year in as my only income. Its just started to come together.

Yep they reckon the first 3 years in any new business is the worst.


Posted 15 December 2015 - 06:24 PM

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I started 2010 and the first 3 years were definitely the worst.


Posted 28 July 2016 - 09:46 PM

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+26 years mowing, in hort since '84


Posted 27 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

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On and off since the late 90s when I was a student with a ute and a Victa....
As a proper business this time for almost 3 years.
Just gone 2 years since I went full time at it.
Moved house twice in that time, now in a nice suburban location with lots of lish lawns and hedges everywhere....working my #### off!
Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:37 PM




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