Blizzard Entrepreneurs in Hoboken

12/30/2010:

Looking to make a quick buck with elbow grease

Spotted these Post-It notes on many cars along Hudson Street. I’ve never seen “direct vehicular marketing” for snow shoveling before – and thought it was a unique way to try and earn a few bucks – and get some exercise at the same time.

The person leaving the note offered to shovel cars out for $20 – and did the smart thing by using sticky notes. Must be a Stevens Institute student!. Do you think that’s a fair deal?

The way our jobs situation in this country is being grossly mis-stated, I wouldn’t be surprised to see more “odd jobs” kind of request as we go into the new year.

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9 Comments on "Blizzard Entrepreneurs in Hoboken"

truth1
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truth1

Kudos to those who help others under these adverse snow conditions and to those who know how to earn money with brains and hard effort. 😛

sahara
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sahara

Can someone read the phone number on there? I need their services…..

mooshu
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mooshu

Awesome. Use those knees, shoveler. Use those knees :).

RyanR
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RyanR

That’s actually pretty cheap for this storm! I hope people took him up on this! He should charge more as time goes by though because the snow gets heavier! $20 is not that bad and if I had a car down here I would definitely pay that.

If he were even smarter he would be collecting the $20 per space himself and then paying the 5 people on his crew $10 per spot. I shall call this man the Abominable Snowpimp!!!!

nickofthebo
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nickofthebo
This isn’t really in keeping with the theme of this thread, as the man in question sought no reward for his actions, but he deserves a big shout out. I was stuck on Sunday night, having driven 500 miles to get back home after all flights in to NYC were cancelled. We arrived in Hoboken at 3am, and on seeing what a sh1tsh0w the streets of Hoboken were, I decided to turn around and find somewhere leave the car away from the middle of town. Cars were abandonned all over the place, and while trying to find a way out, I too got stuck in the snow. Very stuck! I did not want to be another idiot blocking the ploughs from getting through (in hindsight, would it have made any difference…???), so I was really trying hard to get the car unstuck, and to the side of the road. Just as I had all but given up hope, at around 3:30-3:45am, a figure emerged from the blizzard with a snowboard under his arm… His name was Mike, and he lived right by where I was stuck. He asked if I needed a hand, and went home to grab his snow shovel. It took us until 4:30am to dig the car out, and get it out of the way. If anybody knows Mike, who lives just south of 8th and Park (and spent Christmas snowboarding in Vermont), buy that man a beer! He was a great example to Hoboken residents on… Read more »
HoneyDew
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HoneyDew
Mike is a real hero. Claps to him. But I have to wonder why anyone would attempt to drive back here during the blizzard. Lucky you made it. If you had died your family and friends would have stated “It wasn’t worth it”.[quote comment=”201525″]This isn’t really in keeping with the theme of this thread, as the man in question sought no reward for his actions, but he deserves a big shout out.I was stuck on Sunday night, having driven 500 miles to get back home after all flights in to NYC were cancelled. We arrived in Hoboken at 3am, and on seeing what a sh1tsh0w the streets of Hoboken were, I decided to turn around and find somewhere leave the car away from the middle of town.Cars were abandonned all over the place, and while trying to find a way out, I too got stuck in the snow. Very stuck!I did not want to be another idiot blocking the ploughs from getting through (in hindsight, would it have made any difference…???), so I was really trying hard to get the car unstuck, and to the side of the road.Just as I had all but given up hope, at around 3:30-3:45am, a figure emerged from the blizzard with a snowboard under his arm… His name was Mike, and he lived right by where I was stuck. He asked if I needed a hand, and went home to grab his snow shovel.It took us until 4:30am to dig the car out, and… Read more »
bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo

Smart move, hope the guy did well….sure there was plenty of business and he done so in a respectable way!

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