A few months ago, shortly after my weekly Great Idea went out (just like this one did), I received this e-mail from an upset Landscape Architect. Please read it:
“Stop calling people in our industry ‘Landscapers’! That term has such a negative connotation to it. I, like many others in our industry, try to educate our peers that when we refer to ourselves as professionals we will be treated like professionals. When you refer to yourself as a landscaper you get treated like a landscaper. Our industry has a perception problem and you, a consultant, are aiding in that problem. Your news letter, web site, and various posts constantly repeat the grotesque reference. This article contains a little more insight. www.fromdesign2build.com/public/169.cfm?sd=2. The only reason I became a LinkedIn connection of yours was to educate you on this matter. Thank you.”
I’m a landscaper, that’s what I am. Heck, here’s the license plate on my Toyota with over 300K miles on it:
I am not ashamed of calling myself a “landscaper” but maybe I’m missing something. Your comments, please?
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