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Old 05-05-2012, 01:35 PM
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We have two part time guys, both in community college and they started at 8.50. Florida minimum wage is 7.67 ish.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:51 PM
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Thanks, everyone for all your responses. Diane
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:57 PM
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We wish we could find help for under 12 to start.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:26 PM
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When I hear the term Helper, that is different that labor.

Labor is 10 or so.
Helper 8 to 9.

Helpers do not really work as hard and are kind of being trained to do things.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:35 PM
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When I hear the term Helper, that is different that labor.

Labor is 10 or so.
Helper 8 to 9.

Helpers do not really work as hard and are kind of being trained to do things.
My definition is opposite. A helper is semiskilled and can operate equipment. A laborer is unskilled and basically hired muscle. I employ helpers and temp hire laborers for sod and big installs.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:46 PM
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I start my helpers at $8hr.
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yeah $8.hr is fair. on big jobs i throw in a lil more depending on what it is.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:57 PM
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Depends where you are...where I am that wouldn't get you a 12 year old!
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:11 PM
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Depends where you are...where I am that wouldn't get you a 12 year old!
How good is he with a trimmer?
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:17 PM
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I think $10 an hr is a fair wage starting out. Minimum wage down here i think is $7.50. Honest days pay for a honest days work.



I agree.

WOW some guys are cheap on here.

Min wage for working in 90+ degree heat???
Have some compassion.



I start all my guys at $10. After taxes there isn't that much take home.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:24 PM
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Actually I guess $8.00 could get you a 12 year old because the minimum wage for minors is 85% of the minimum wage which is $8.25/hr...going up to $8.50 on the first of the year.
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