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Old 12-10-2011, 08:55 PM
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I bet you like the rate pay. All state work in New York is rate pay. So my shovel guys get around $35 hr and operators get $45 an hour. This pay is mandated by the state so you wonder why public works cost twice as much as private. I am not complaining if we have the work and my guys sure don't complain.
Nope not like that here, I think they want the shovel boys to make atleast 10 a hour but thats about it. I wish it was that high.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:23 PM
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It basically is what the unions set up for pay rates. Even if you don't hire union employees you still have to pay the union rate on all public works. The rates start at $35 for a flag, shovel guy.

The problem with this is the employees feel cheated when they go back to private work pay at $15 to $20 when the public work has stopped.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:59 PM
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In MN its called prevailing wage. It's basically what unions get paid. I like prevailing wage jobs but it's ridiculous to me every time I see a city job and the flag holder is getting paid 30/hr to do that and the only skill he has that is more complicated than that is his ability to pick his nose. As an operator I make 35/hr on prevailing wage jobs but I don't work many of them. Our modular block crew does more often and I give them sh!t all the time for it asking if they got their 1 hour required nap and 15 minute breaks.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:25 PM
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In MN its called prevailing wage. It's basically what unions get paid. I like prevailing wage jobs but it's ridiculous to me every time I see a city job and the flag holder is getting paid 30/hr to do that and the only skill he has that is more complicated than that is his ability to pick his nose. As an operator I make 35/hr on prevailing wage jobs but I don't work many of them. Our modular block crew does more often and I give them sh!t all the time for it asking if they got their 1 hour required nap and 15 minute breaks.
hey there's nothing wrong with nap o'clock, otherwise known as lunchtime.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:32 PM
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hey there's nothing wrong with nap o'clock, otherwise known as lunchtime.
I guess that's the difference of having family owned company. If I'm sitting around I'm not making any money. Someone that just works for us may not care but I do.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:10 PM
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Not only is the rate high $45 per hour but hour lunch and 15 minute smoke stops is a little ridiculous.

I always try to have the help understand it from the owners perspective, like how would they like it if it was their money. Some do, some don't.

Keep the ones that do.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:48 PM
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:55 AM
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Gosh that Liebherr is cool. There's a sewer comapny around here that swapped Cat for Liebherr excavators, one of them is 26x,xxx pounds.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:07 AM
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thanks for the background chris!
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