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Big Snow Can Mean Big Bucks for Young People

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As a kid, my brother and I made quite a bit of money on snow storms like they had last week on the east coast. We would go door to door and ask homeowners if they would like for us to shovel their driveway or sidewalk. This would take place after we finished shoveling the driveways of four or five “regulars” that we consistently took care of after a heavy snowfall. We were in Upstate New York where it seemed to snow all the time thanks to the “lake effect” snows of Lake Ontario.

Days like last week bring back those memories like it was yesterday. Oh the snow is the same, the  temperatures are the same, but you would be hard pressed to find any kids out trying to make a buck when it snows any more.  There lies the difference in kids today and those of yesterday.

There are plenty of people especially the elderly who would love for some kid to knock on their door and offer to shovel their driveway for payment. Unfortunately, there aren’t plenty of kids willing to do it.

New York City this week put out a plea for people at least 18 years of age to sign up for snow shoveling in the City of New York.  The City will pay $13.50 per hour with increases to $20.25 per hour after working 40 hours a week. I’d be interested in seeing how many people apply.

The door bells are there, the people waiting to answer them are there, the snow is piled on the driveways and sidewalks waiting to be removed, and money is available to be made. But what’s missing?  I think you already know.

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