I am in the exact same boat as you are - around 55 weekly acounts and having trouble keeping up when it's busy. I've used part time help previous seasons but I'm going to be hiring a full-time employee this season. I guess it would all come down to the numbers - if an employee can bring you a good profit and if you have plenty of work, I would go for it. Another option would be 2 or 3 part timers that you could call upon. Are you planning on working with him or sending him out on his own? If you are patient and watchful, there ARE some good dependable and hard working people out there who are looking for work. Keep me updated on how your season goes.
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