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Old 01-12-2010, 08:55 PM
johnnybravo8802 johnnybravo8802 is offline
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Originally Posted by sehitchman View Post
JB, let me know if you ever need help on the West side. My son will need all the work he can get once he's home from college, or his short class days, Wed and Friday.
Have you considered hiring someone a little older, I've had great success hiring the 55+ guys for warehouse and retail that have been downsized or found their retirement funds pillaged. They may not be able to hump it like a 20 something, but they show up and put in a good day once you weed through the ones with issues.
I'll keep that in mind-thanks. I have a guy who's in school at UGA helping me right now. However, he's only available on Friday's while school is in session and is open for the summer. What I really need is one good worker I can work year round. I may be a little slow the first winter but if someone will stick it out past that, they'll have a good opportunity. My goal is to have 2-3 full time workers working along with me in the field, so nobody is actually going to have to take the reins all together. Eventually, I want to offer insurance and benefits and create a great working environment. I just need someone who can recognize a good opportunity when they see one. I do agree with an earlier statement that, with the economy, you'd think there would be tons to choose from. I've learned that there are tons who just want a paycheck and to not really have to work. Funny, I never found that.
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