didn't read the whole thread...
I pay 10-20 dollars / hour, depending on the worker. I prefer young, strong, guys with lots of energy and ambition, and so I pay them the best. I want to pay all my guys a living wage. That means if they want they will have enough money to rent their own place AND not go hungry. I want guys who I can trust, believe in me and the company, and want to be apart of the company and to stay and see it grow. But it's also performance based pay so if you're not cutting the mustard anytime before your probationary period is up (3 months), you're done. I will also offer other incentives, rewards, raises, or recognition to my helpers too.