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Old 02-25-2014, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by GQLL View Post
You all must not have quality employees. I start people off at 10 an hour. (soon to be the new minimum wage) and after 60 days if they prove them selves they get put up to 12. My Foreman at the end of last season was making 15. an hour And was going to get a raise but a national company took him for more money then i could offer. If people pay a decent wage you get quality people, but if all your going to pay me is 8 an hour I'm only going to do what i have to get by.
This is what I was thinking. For all the threads on this site bytching about crappy employees.....honestly how much can you expect out of someone for 8-12 dollars an hour?
Not to mention 8-12 an hour is about the same pay as any convenience store, retail store or fast food place. All of which are significantly less demanding than a landscaping job.

Like I said before, while high pay may not guarantee you a good employee, low pay will most definitly guarantee you a poor one.
Landscape maintenance.
16 years experience, 10 as owner/operator.

And still not rich

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