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mngrassguy
04-08-2008, 02:24 PM
How much do you pay your laborers? We pay $10.00/hour to start if they have experience. Licensed pest Applicators start at $18.00/hour

lawnpro724
04-08-2008, 10:17 PM
$9 hr for mowing and $12 an hour for landscapers

paul vroom
04-08-2008, 10:35 PM
I work em til near death then on the way to the "bank" I pull over and say "guys, go in the store and buy me some slim jims". Then I leave them there, it saves me quite a bit of money......

ozd12005
04-08-2008, 10:42 PM
I'm solo when it comes to lawn service.... for landscape 10 - 15 depending on experience

SNAPPER MAN
04-08-2008, 10:55 PM
I pay my laborers $8-10 an hour and my foreman gets $12 an hour.

Carolina Cuts
04-08-2008, 11:20 PM
I work em til near death then on the way to the "bank" I pull over and say "guys, go in the store and buy me some slim jims". Then I leave them there, it saves me quite a bit of money......

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

I give my helpers 9 to start, then after the 3 month probation period, I bump em' to $10.00
I buy lunch often too, and gatorades, and coffee..... sometimes dinner... lapdances at the Horse.... sometimes a round of golf... geez, wish I could work for me.

hmmmm.... suddenly I understand why I haven't had the money for the new 50" LCD I want.

Rcgm
04-08-2008, 11:25 PM
My right hand man gets 12 a hour and my other guy gets 10 a hour. But like one guy said I am always buying drinks,lunch,breakfast and my right hand guy gets a bonus here and there if we hit dead lines on landscaping jobs.


RCGM
Brad

mngrassguy
04-09-2008, 09:15 AM
I pay a $600.00 bonus to guys who stay until Oct 31. You'd be surprised how many quit the week or two before anyways. lol

T&J Landscaping
04-09-2008, 08:11 PM
I'm not going to Lie ,, i;m cheap really cheap ,, I pay my laborers $8.00 an hr ,, no complaints (yet) from them ,, and i take them out for drinks on friday nite ,,

Fresh Cut 518
04-09-2008, 11:26 PM
I don't think it's such a good idea to drink with your employee's. But what do I know?

davis45
04-09-2008, 11:37 PM
Mostly solo but i pay my part time guy $12/hr.

T&J Landscaping
04-09-2008, 11:47 PM
you buy them a cpl of drinks , have a good time , that keeps them happy ,,

jdmcat
04-10-2008, 12:55 AM
I usually pick up a couple "undocumented workers" out in front of the Home Depot in the morning and drop them off at the end of the day with $10 and a 6-pack of Dos Equis.

Fresh Cut 518
04-10-2008, 02:47 AM
There's a plan.

topsites
04-10-2008, 04:43 AM
Some of us in the farmer's association are currently working on the free labor system,
but we're afraid of what can of worms this might open.

Yes, free jobs, work anytime you want, for free.
No applications, no diplomas or certifications or licenses, no drug tests, no rules, just work.
Like if you're unemployed, or you just need something to do.
It's a bit on the edge yet, but not that far out.