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Old 09-16-2007, 11:08 AM
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i dont use my equipment i just used his weedeater. im 18
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:00 PM
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I know some companies start their guys as low as $7 per hour and some start them as high as $18 per hour. I would guess the average starting wage is somewhere around $10-$12 depending on experience.
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:04 PM
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i thought since i had experince i would least get $10 hr.
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:21 PM
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I Still Own My Company And I Have Few Accounts And A Friend Just Hired Me For Work On Saturday And Sunday. Im Getting Paid 8.00 Hr Is That Good?? Im Using Commerical Equipment Now And Its Nice??
Get out of this business now!!!! If this guy can get away with hosing you this bad, and you have to ask, I shudder to think what the general customer is doing to you.
I think you could make more at McDonalds.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:42 PM
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The guys is 18. He has plenty time to learn. IMHO it is not really necessary that he quit the business, or quit the employee gig, although he might consider that possibility. They don't hand anybody a silver platter with everything on it just right. All experience is valuable. He has to decide if he is learning enough from the experience to make it worthwhile for him.

Plus everybody needs to have a life and working six days and then Sunday for 8 buck an hour don't leave a lot of time for enjoyment.

Of course if Sunday is double time, that makes it easier to give up some enjoyment.
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$8 an hour is about as cheap as it gets, I start my guys at $10 with no experience
I agree, this sounds very low for someone with experience !!
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:39 PM
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I started at 8/hr, part time when I was 15. Now I get at least 11/hr part time. And I'm 18. So, yeah you should get more.
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