Mike, My reasoning is this. My regular hands make very good pay for this area as they are seasoned employees. Some do work more than 40 hrs, some like to work 40 and go home to be with family. On any given day 90 degree weather after about 6 hrs your productivity rate drops dramatically and your guys can fatigue to the point they don't enjoy coming to work if you work longer hrs. So i get part time or high school kids with a drive to work and use them since they are fresh and ready to work and you don't have to pay as much as your seasoned employees. Has always saved me money in the long run by cutting out excessive overtime with the lower productivity.
B&B Landscaping & Lawn Service
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