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Discussion in 'General Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Discussion' started by Nimblybimbly, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:45 AM.
Any people still owner operators in their 50-60s?
I am 55 and can see 60 being the shut off age.
58 here. Going to 65 hopefully (owner/operator). Lots of things are starting to hurt though
you guys are killin me. maybe I'm lucky but just turned 60 as a O/O. wrists hurt sometimes when I overdo it but other than that I feel like I'm good to go for another 5-10 years.
I may be getting a tad slower, but new gadgets and technology keep me on pace.
In the next two years I'll need to buy my last new TM which I'm not looking forward to though.
I've met plenty of guys still going strong in their upper 50's. My dad just retired at 67. Knees started to give him too much trouble. My grandfather was still on jobs with a helper in his early 70's. Go Butler with your next truckmount for sure.
I would like to think that I could be on the tools and teaching techs in my 70s , I have been in this game now for almost 30 years ,
Do you any of you guys get massages to keep up on the body??
From like 18 yr old oriental women?? Yeah im game for it how much does it cost?
How much you tip
you have to tip them too?
35, 30 now.
I;m 75 and living the dream I love to clean dirty white carpets and I don't have to go to the gym to work out. And yes I work alone no helper. jz.
Only if you want a happy ending
Close to 50's here,
Sometimes I start thinking about it but nothing serious yet.
Turning 50 and ready to quit! Love to clean but the body doesn't lol
I'm 56 and plan on cleaning as long as I can. I feel better at 56 than I did at 50. I enjoy the work and starting to use helpers a little here and there. If my health holds up I hope to keep it up for another 10 years or so.
Gotta keep that hose clean
I'm 30, not overwieght(155lbs) but I already have rotator cuff problems and significant back problems. Type 1 diabetes doesn't help. The years I spent logging, plumbing, overworking myself are cat Hing up really fast. I'd be shocked if I made it past 50.
I'm 48 and I plan on making it to 75 God willing i'm also a type 1 diabetic but I don't see that as something that would prevent me from reaching 75
Turned 72 this year and still cleaning about every day during the week. We dual wand about every job so I have a good helper technician.
No plans to retire yet, so I guess it is up to the old bod to tell me.
MY best tip is to alternate your body when cleaning with a wand, left/right hands/arms so as not to end up lopsided.
Oh, and I really enjoy what I do, and have for the past 32 years!
BTW, sweat is good for you!!