does me being a woman keep me from ge...

does me being a woman keep me from getting mowing / landscaping jobs??

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gimme a break

United States

#1 Apr 26, 2013
I have my GED even went to college a while and can't find a job anywhere. I worked at ober g burg for years done all the holiday displays also planted all the flower beds seasonaly ,planted grass and hey on all the ski slopes in the summer.so would love to have a job taking care of peoples yards. Also have to kids to take care of. WHY IS IT BEEN SO HARD, I have neverhad a problem finding work
Hmmm

Tucker, GA

#2 Apr 26, 2013
I would recommend you contact the local golf courses.
Hmmm

Tucker, GA

#3 Apr 26, 2013
John babb from corbin fire dept owns a mowing service, check with him.
gimme a break

United States

#4 Apr 27, 2013
I will ,thanks guys I am so stressed feel like a failure also was a contract cleaner for cabin rentals so also can clean too...ill just keep praying the lord will provide a way to a job. For me and my precious kids.
set

Montréal, Canada

#5 Apr 27, 2013
If you don't mind cleaning houses etc... Start your own business. Start by doing it all yourself and then gradually hiring more people to work for you. You could use teenagers and college students to help. Especially if you where cleaning businesses as the kids could clean after school with supervision.
Veteran

Dexter, MO

#6 Apr 28, 2013
I admire your attitude and your desire to work, with that in mind I am sure there are employers that want a go-getter to work for them...Good luck in your search...
Double sided

Schaumburg, IL

#7 Apr 30, 2013
I can see where you are coming from. I hate to admit it, but being a single woman... I wouldn't hire a woman for yard work. I feel that is a man's job. Also, the things I hire people to do are things I cannot do myself and I am not a dainty, don't break a nail kind of girl. I just assume if I can't do it, then another woman can't either.

That may be why you aren't getting hired for those types of jobs.
whatever

Lebanon, KY

#8 Apr 30, 2013
I hate to break it to you but I've seen women out work men all the damn time.Just because she's a woman don't mean she can't mow a damn yard.
Hard worker

Murray, KY

#9 Apr 30, 2013
whatever wrote:
I hate to break it to you but I've seen women out work men all the damn time.Just because she's a woman don't mean she can't mow a damn yard.

I agree, that is no attitude to take, with her work experience it sounds like she can do it all. What a jerk! Good luck I hope you get lots of summer work.
Double sided

Schaumburg, IL

#10 Apr 30, 2013
whatever wrote:
I hate to break it to you but I've seen women out work men all the damn time.Just because she's a woman don't mean she can't mow a damn yard.
I wouldn't hire anyone to mow a damn yard, JERK! The things I would hire people for would be heavy lifting type stuff that she probably couldn't do. Her experience says planting flowers and taking care of yards. I can do that myself and so can lots of other people.

I am not saying she is not a good worker. I am saying her expertise is not in demand around here. No one has money to hire someone for planing flowers and throwing grass seed.
Hard worker

Murray, KY

#11 Apr 30, 2013
Well unfortunately not all women have a man around to mow the lawn. Also, I know many elderly need people to mow, my husband and I have a mowing service because he has a bad heart and can't do it. We really don't have the money to pay someone but the town demands the lawn be mowed so even on a set income we have to have it done somehow don't we. I wouldn't care if it was a man or woman as long as it got done for a good price! I just think that was a jerky attitude to take and not very supportive for someone trying to make a living for herself and two children. Just because you can mow your own lawn-good for you! At least she is a hard worker and willing to work!!!
Hard worker

Murray, KY

#13 Apr 30, 2013
Double sided wrote:
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I don't have a man around to do shit! It was a jerky attitude for you to take without reading my original post of why she may not be getting hired before making your assumptions too.
you are the one assuming, not me. I read you post, you state" its a mans job" not me. I thought that was very unsupportive and rude of you. So don't assume I didn't read the post correctly. I did. So I apologize for the jerk comment,and hope you have a better day.
Hard worker

Murray, KY

#14 Apr 30, 2013
Also, if you look back it seems like alot of other readers agree with me.

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