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Old 07-20-2013, 06:22 PM
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Not yet. Have a meeting Monday about possibly picking up a contract maintaining 72 properties. If we get it, I'm looking at picking up two used turf tigers and possibly getting a larger open trailer.
That sounds good! 72 is a lot, you'll need a at 2-3 other guys to help you out with that. Good luck!!!
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:30 PM
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That sounds good! 72 is a lot, you'll need a at 2-3 other guys to help you out with that. Good luck!!!
Yea plan is to make my brother a supervisor. Each of us run a truck/trailer. Each truck would be me/brother + two trim guys.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:54 PM
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Yea plan is to make my brother a supervisor. Each of us run a truck/trailer. Each truck would be me/brother + two trim guys.
Sounds like the same plan I have now. Good luck on finding good dependable help. It's hard to find that. Everybody want money but don't wanna work for it. Or just work a few weeks for a check or two then quit.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:01 PM
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Sounds like we have all been hiring the same people.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:16 PM
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Sounds like we have all been hiring the same people.
Man it's really hard to find good help out here. But I'll find some real soon!!! You gotta have FAITH🙏
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:34 AM
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I have one VERY good guy, one good guy, and two new guys. My two new guys have been with me for almost three weeks now and one has a great work ethic, but needs more time. Not sure about the other one, but its mostly on him right now I as I feel he is capable.

We went through a period this summer where we were going through them like ice in the sun. Some guys didnt make it to lunch time. I can usually tell if they are going to work out in about five minutes. Some can hide it a little longer, and the rest work out.

If I knew the magic formula for keeping people I'd sell it for millions. Because it is NOT paying more per hour. Unless of course, that is accompanied by a three hour work day and paid vacations.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:08 PM
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Huh! You can say that again.
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2008 Isuzu NPR 16ft
2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
7x14 OPEN TRAILER
5x10 OPEN TRAILER
36" HUSTLER ZTR
48" SCAG ZTR
61" SCAG TT ZTR
1 SRM 266T ECHO TRIMMER
1 SRM 2601 ECHO TRIMMER
1 PE 200 ECHO STICK EDGER
1 PB 770H ECHO BLOWER
1 PB 413H ECHO BLOWER
2 21" SNAPPER WALK BEHIND
1 22" TORO WALK BEHIND
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:37 PM
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Hate to say it guys but I have found working with guys that are already employed and not getting enough hours works well. I'm in New Orleans summer is slow in the tourism jobs. I have 4 different helpers that are available different days. They all let me low whatbdays they are available a week ahead of time. They all do kitchen work so the heat is no problem for them but they are not getting enough hours at their jobs in the summer. I know it is a real fix to my help problems but it is working now. Gotta think outside the box to keep going sometimes.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:01 PM
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Another thing I thought about doing is using some of the older high school kids in the summer time also. At least I know I can use the for about 2.5 months for sure.
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2008 Isuzu NPR 16ft
2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
7x14 OPEN TRAILER
5x10 OPEN TRAILER
36" HUSTLER ZTR
48" SCAG ZTR
61" SCAG TT ZTR
1 SRM 266T ECHO TRIMMER
1 SRM 2601 ECHO TRIMMER
1 PE 200 ECHO STICK EDGER
1 PB 770H ECHO BLOWER
1 PB 413H ECHO BLOWER
2 21" SNAPPER WALK BEHIND
1 22" TORO WALK BEHIND
1 ECHO SHC 225S HEDGE TRIMMER
1 ECHO CHAINSAW
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:16 PM
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Another thing I thought about doing is using some of the older high school kids in the summer time also. At least I know I can use the for about 2.5 months for sure.
I wish guys around here thought like that.
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