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Old 10-13-2012, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by seabee24 View Post
What i find funny about this industry, Just try and make a compressive budget, leave nothing out, add depreciation, cost for mechanics, managers salary, owners profit, leaf nothing out.... Then figure FAIR labor rates, one that could support a family (10.00 will not do that)

After all that, I can't honestly see a ton of room for profit.
My buddies father worked in a factory, after over 20 years he was making a little over $10 per hour which is what we start guys out at. What employees do with their money is their business, if they can get a better wage somewhere else I am more than happy to give them a good reference. It might be different in other areas but around me people WILLING to work would be happy starting at $10 per hour. So what is a fair wage for a lawn worker?
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