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Old 08-18-2012, 03:44 PM
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Any 1 man crews out there?

I used to mow/landscape full time and enjoyed it but things in my life changed and I went back to a 9-5. One thing that plagued me then was finding decent help. No matter how good I paid I just couldn't get anyone that would be dependable. Do any of you guys work alone? What are the positives/negatives to this?
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:06 PM
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I'm back and forth with help. Sometimes alone and sometimes a part timer. I hope next year I can push over the edge and get a full time guy and take away some of this burden. Right now I can do all the work by myself in about 55 hours. That's all good till we get some rain and then I'm way behind. With help I can work 40 hours and be done in 4 days with one day to sell or sit at the house.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:45 PM
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I can do all the mowing myself but I usually use a few friends of mine for help when I get mulch jobs or clean ups. They wish I had enough work for them 40 hrs a week.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:37 PM
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I like wear I am at right now, but being solo were some of the most stress/worry free days I lived. Plus the overhead starts to creap up one you have more people working for you.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:21 PM
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I work 99 % of the-time solo. It limits me on the volume I do but I operate as a second income anyway. On bigger jobs I sometimes use a helper but just cant find the right person to do it on regular basis.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:09 PM
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Been solo for 6 years
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:42 AM
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I'm solo except when my college age son is broke. Most of the time he can't get himself out of bed.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:57 AM
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I'm solo except when my college age son is broke. Most of the time he can't get himself out of bed.
Sorry to say, I think there's something wrong with your son. My college age son is up and about by 3pm, sometimes a little earlier.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:08 PM
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How about it! Bring it on, come on, come in!
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