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#1
So I've recently quit my job as an apprentice landscaper because my boss is a violent, abusive coke-head. (I've posted about it before). So I've decided to start my own landscaping business and see if I can make some decent money working for myself.

My question involves quoting for jobs. I'm 21, I have long messy hair, all my pants are ripped (not intentionally, working as a landscaper does that) and I only own the one T-shirt (Rolling Stones top). I'm happy with the way I look, it's my style.

But should I be cleaning up my image before I start quoting for jobs? I mean I'm a landscaper, I'm not expected to wear a tux or anything. But would you hire a tradesperson if based on how he presents himself?

EDIT: How presentable would you say? Haircut, collared shirt?
Last edited by GoldenBlues at Sep 11, 2009,
#3
you only own 1 tshirt?
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#4
You should look like a professional that knows what the hell they're doing.
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#5
Yes most definitely. Clean yourself up a bit. Buy some nice clothes when presenting yourself but just wear whatever to the actual job.

And I do remember that original thread.

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#6
i dunno man, landscaping? like come on.....





Just kidding, we all have to go after jobs we love to do
#7
One shirt?!

**** man! I know HOBOS who own more clothing than you do.

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#8
At least look good for the interview, and buy some more shirts besides.
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#9
wtf how do u have 1 shirt, are you a nudist?
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**** man! I know HOBOS who own more clothing than you do.

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#14
i'd be clean shaven and trim your hair, at least make it not messy, my hair is about shoulder length, but it's always brushed and washed, never oily. I do sheetrock with my dad when i'm home from college, and you would be surprised how much an image matters to people. They're more likely to give someone who looks clean and presentable a job than someone who has torn and raggedy clothes and looks unclean. No offense meant, just being honest.
#15
yeah, all you need to do is look good for the interview, and once you got the job it shouldn't matter what you wear when you work. In today's society many people have different hairstyles and less people are judgmental about that type of thing. The only thing's i can suggest is wear a "good" shirt and make sure your hair's not dirty and greasy.
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#17
yeah, I guess get a suit, just in case

but DONT cut your hair, that just goes against everything us longhairs are working for so that people dont see hair and just generally assume you are messy and stupid andnot worth the hire (even if your hair is clean/in a ponytail or whatever

and your style is just like mine (but can you expand on this 1 shirt thing)
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#18
Well I used to own two shirts. My mum kept trying to buy me more, but I just kept saying, "Why would I need another shirt, what am I the pope?" But I've seemed to have lost my other shirt since moving a few months ago. I still wash my one shirt, and let it dry while I'm sleeping. A friend recently told me I’m like a cartoon character because I’m always wearing the same clothes.
#19
Get a nice collared shirt and some decent pants. I don't think you really need a hair cut, just tie it back so it's not messy and in yr face.

But what do I know?!
#20
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But I've seemed to have lost my other shirt since moving a few months ago.


How do you lose a shirt when you've only got two?
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EDIT: OK I'm a bum, I get everyone. But I wasn't making a thread about my shirt.
Last edited by GoldenBlues at Sep 12, 2009,
#22
I wouldnt worry about the pants, but get a few shirts so you dont look like a bum
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#23
pics?
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#24
Definitely get yourself cleaned up. People might assume due to your relatively young age that you'd be unreliable or incompetent, but if you present yourself as if you're serious about your business and your clients they may place more trust in you than another young landscaper who looks disheveled.
#25
One shirt? A bit of minimalism going on there but I can see how it is. I have heaps of t-shirts but only wear like 6 out.

Image and getting a job are those two things that conflict, go with your style for now (except be presentable on the initial approach) and you can get an idea if your look is a factor in you getting another job (body language). Believe me, I went through it when I had my Claudio Sanchez haircut.

However, after a while you will have to decide whether a job or an image is more important.
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#26
Dude, there are people in Uganda with more t-shirts than you.
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http://canadianhometrends.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/mike-holmes-of-holmes-on-homes-on-hgtv-225x300.jpg

try this. he looks kind of like a tool (pun lawl) but i would trust this guy to fix and landscape stuff. if you can try a long sleeve too. i know it might get really hot, but suck it up.

edit: better pic

http://www.aaronbaecker.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/mike-holmes-175.jpg

do this.
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#28
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Dude, there are people in Uganda with more t-shirts than you.


Then why are all the poor african kids always naked in the pictures?
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try this. he looks kind of like a tool (pun lawl) but i would trust this guy to fix and landscape stuff. if you can try a long sleeve too. i know it might get really hot, but suck it up.

edit: better pic

http://www.aaronbaecker.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/mike-holmes-175.jpg

do this.


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#30
landscape your bush and just walk around naked so someone will see it and think
"hey, that would look nice out by the veranda!"
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#32
Just shave, get a haircut so it looks neater and buy a nice pair of pants and a nice shirt. You don't have to look too flash for that line of work, but you're doing some major things to people yards, so they want someone they can trust. If you look respectable, you're more likely to get more jobs because people are more likely to trust you.
#33
I love that you only have one shirt! But yeah, you should probably get a couple more, to seem, ah presentable. And, you know, bathe/shower/cleanse yourself regularly. You can't exactly afford to be slobbish in our modern image-conscious society.
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#34
I'm sure whoever you're working for with start wondering when you come to work in the same shirt for FIVE HUNDRED DAYS IN A ROW
#35
I only hire plumbers if they wear full formal dress.

And if they stop halfway through the job to **** me, and leave without finishing the work.
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I only hire plumbers if they wear full formal dress.

And if they stop halfway through the job to **** me, and leave without finishing the work.

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#38
I'm sure whoever you're working for with start wondering when you come to work in the same shirt for FIVE HUNDRED DAYS IN A ROW

Nah, I had a couple of fluoro yellow work shirts that I had to return after I left. Some of these responses are funny as f*ck.
Last edited by GoldenBlues at Sep 12, 2009,
#39
lol. get a shirt or 2. not t-shirts. SHIRTS. a couple pants and straight jeans that fit (no skinnys please >.> and act as professional as you do your work.
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