09-02-2008, 03:10 PM
A couple of weeks ago I stopped at a nursing home / assisted living facility to talk to manager about snow removal/mowing bids. Things went real well and I felt pretty confident that I would be getting the work. About a week later she called me and asked if I was real busy in the winter and wanted to know if I would be interested in accepting a position as Maintenance & Safety Coordinator. 20 hours per week, flexible schedule, $13.75 per hour, plus mileage (.59 per mile). I would also be able to hire myself to do all outdoor maintenance as long as I get other bids to show my price is reasonable. The current guy is doing all mowing and trimming for $260 per mow, and I know I could do the whole place in less than 3 hours very easily, so I would be well within his bid. This is the first year open so they have not hired snow removal yet so I am not sure on this yet. Anyway, today I accepted the job on a trial basis. I am actually involved in a couple of other businesses but I thought this seemed kind of interesting. They told me I could take over mowing immediately if I wanted, but I thought it would be fair to let other lco finish out this year. I will be doing a lot of OSHA, Blood Born Pathogen, and safety training to new and current employees, as well as oversee hiring of contractors (which will be easy because most of building is under warranty because it is new), so it will be interesting.