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Old 05-21-2006, 08:48 AM
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34 bucks an hour for experienced people

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedi...,7635699.story

I'd love to have a business where i could afford to hire people at 34 bucks an hour.....But not enough to move to CA to get it....
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Old 05-21-2006, 12:32 PM
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wow 34 an hour and still cant find help. If I paid that here I would have lines miles long with guys begging to work. For 34 an hour I may even consider going to work for someone else and eliminating my headaches with labor and clients
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:11 PM
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I just emailed her my resume!!

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Old 05-22-2006, 02:19 PM
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it will be a cold dark day in hell before I even consider moving to CA.....Of course i said the same thing that I'd never live up north again after living in florida...
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:39 AM
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I like the comment about how rare white guys are in landscaping, the last time I saw one I almost drove off the road. Seriously though it's the same in south Florida, and getting worse, it's too expensive to make low wages and try to live. When I started in business you could buy a house cheap, not so now. Also most people cut their own grass, so my work was in irrigation. I guess with those tiny CA yards they can't use a tractor or skid loader? Nowadays it's rare to see a homeowner landscape or even their kids cut grass. Too many people are lazy and although I HATE the sun when I do outdoor work for myself or someone else now it's usually close to sundown or after dark. No wonder everyone I see is fat or getting there.
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Old 05-26-2006, 05:13 AM
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There are quite a few gringos in landscaping, they all just happen to be the boss or the owner... or in the case of solo op, owner, manager and workforce....
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