Best thing about being a Jimbo
Andy: the best thing about being a Jimbo is the ability to schedule my workload so I can take every third Friday off, to go play golf. The money not bad either.
Glen: …. FREEDOM !!!!!
Kim: fresh air and exercise
Tony: …. FREEDOM !!!!!
Domenic: ….being your own boss and taking the compliments
Paul: I’m the boss and getting to meet Shane (LOL)
Ben: Being your own boss and having a lifestyle that suits me
Glen: Having control of my future
Tony: Being your own boss and being responsible for your own mistakes.
Funniest Jimbo Moment
Andy: I do a job for a mining company every third Saturday and normally there is no one around, however a couple weeks ago the big boss pulled up in his Merc and said to me that I needed to clean my Ute as he does not employ anyone with a dirty car.
I thought to myself he has too much time on his hands, however he went into the office and about 20 min later a young boy came out and started washing his car. When he returned an hour later, he said to me, “you are not supposed to see that”.
Duane: Driving past the local primary school one day and I noticed kids pointing across the road at their football. So I pulled up and grabbed the football threw it back towards the fence to the sound of 20-30 kids singing “Jimbo”
Tony: Emilio said at the end of the job, I was attractive and asked if they were all my own teeth, then wanted me to give him a hand. The man has a moustache painted on with eyeliner and feeds non-existent chickens and tells me he put his wife in hospital and he has spent three weeks in prison. Emilio is 73 and looks 103. Just some of the characters you meet.
Kim: Customers who negotiated price up.
Customer: “can look after all your garden needs.”
Customer: Well, will you hang out my washing.
Me: “Okay “
…… (20 min later) and 10 pairs of white Y fronts out.
………….It was only while hanging out the undies that I realized why he didn’t want to hang them up. Mmmmm
Glen: Mowing someone else’s lawn (next door neighbors)
Paul: Knowing Shane (LOL)
Jeff : Got a call to go to a united community house for gardening. The lady was 96 and spoke no English only Russian. On the second visit she accused me of stealing her corrugated side fence. There was no way I could have made off with a 10 inch corrugated fence. On the third visit I found out it was removed by her son
Andy: buying the Ute from the money I got back from the taxman.
Paul: purchasing my second territory
Glen: it’s all good
Dom: losing weight and being a fit man
Ben: paying off my loan in about 6 to 8 months.
Andy: managed to thin my client base numbers down without affecting my weekly hours, which allowed me to pick up new clients, which is something I was too busy to do for the last year.
Kim: … laying 2 new lawns
Michael Becoming a non-smoker after 42 years of smoking
Greg: Becoming a Jimbo
Duane: surviving over two years as the Jimbo
Peter: meeting Glen and Carolyn
Peter: making shitloads of money
Jim's Mowing South Australia
203 South Road