Pros: Weekends off IF you hit you quota by Friday
Cons: working Saturday of you dont, the HEAT, lay off in winter
First off, you are required to wear a long sleeved, tan shirt, and thick dark green pants with thick rubber slip ons over your shoes. When it's spring time, this is no big deal. In mid summer, it's crazy!
You have to keep a certain pace of walk when doing the fert, which they teach you. You can't spray the lawns in the mid of summer, because the hear will evaporate the liquid before it does it's job, so you have to use a spreader and granular fert. The bad part about that, is loading the truck up in the AM with dozens of 40# bags of fert, and then unloading them to fill you spreader when needed.
The Service Managers will at time go out and 'ghost' you, which means they will find where you are, and sit down the street and watch you work, to see if you are doing it correctly (pace of walk when spraying/spreading, if you are actually doing the lawns, if you are using your weed killer, stuff like that)
That's all fine, you are supposed to do your job right, so if you aren't, and you get caught, that's on you.
Back to the heat. Your truck has no AC, just a flap on the roof to open to catch air, which is bogus, you have to eat lunch on the go, and you have to do a certain amount of lawns a week, to reach your dollar amount that is set for you on Monday, OR you have to come in on Saturday and do enough lawns to reach your quota. This is bad, because if you are a customer, do you really want a lawn person coming to you home, at 6AM on a Saturday morning, knocking on your door, and then walking around your yard? No. And the pay was only $500 a week, for sweating your butt off and running all over town