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Old 06-28-2010, 06:47 PM
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what do you pay your employees?

I was wondering what you pay your green horns, and what you pay your right hand man. I am thinking about hiring.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:59 PM
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I have a little pimple faced 16 year old kid working for me and pay him $10/hour. Works out good for both of us because he doesn't pay any taxes on it and neither do I. He's pretty good with a trimmer...not as fast as me but his quality is very good.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:02 PM
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I have a little pimple faced 16 year old kid working for me and pay him $10/hour. Works out good for both of us because he doesn't pay any taxes on it and neither do I. He's pretty good with a trimmer...not as fast as me but his quality is very good.
hire me for 12 and ill be faster than you with the same quality haha
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:19 PM
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Trimming faster than me would be quite a feat...I can do it practically jogging now, lol. I even trim and blow at the same time sometimes, trimmer in my hand and blower on my back....but let's not hijack this guy's thread, ok?
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:31 PM
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lol yup i pay my partner whos not my partner 40% and i pay my guy who helps me 10 or 12 if we need his truck 12 if not 10
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:33 PM
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gave an experienced operator 30% now he wants to work all the time. Gave the Pizza delivery man 20% he seemed happy.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:40 PM
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$10 and buy his lunch
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:18 PM
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I have two guys [at best] who help me.

$100.00 / day regardless of the amount of work.... cash!

I more often than not work alone.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:26 PM
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Right hand man...$15/hr, taxed. Plus year end bonus.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:33 PM
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green guys 8-10 hour, experianced guys 12-15 depending on how good they are.
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