Originally Posted by txirrigation
I am 6'2'', I look down at most people; I am not that way though. I only hire non English speakers because they cherish being in America and working. During lunch they pull out their bibles and discuss scripture, then they get back to working hard. They are what Americans used to be.
I have hired 5 english speaking laborers in the last two years and this is how it ended up:
1. Quit after first day.
2. Quit after 4 days.
3. Left for lunch on first day never to return.
4. Stole a 521A after 2 days
5. Brought drugs to work...I called the police... then he tried to file un-employment.
I prefer short workers because it is not as hard on them while working on pipe in trenches, it's physics and know one knows it better than tall irrigators. Look at any of the guys that have been in the industry for a while over 5'10", I guarantee you they can't count knee surgeries or back issues on one hand.
Like I said, I pay a laborer more than most pay a tech. I do not exploit labor.
if you don't mind sharing what do you pay your guys?