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Old 12-23-2012, 07:50 PM
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So do you hire out of the 95% or the other 5%? If it is the former of the two, then you are part of the problem. I can only see that comment having relevance if you have them employed.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:52 PM
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I have both you can not have a business with out them here I treat my guys like my family because with out them I would have nothing
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:56 PM
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The problem is more than me
First I say let them come into country give them iID so they can pay taxed get insurance get drivers liscen and work legally
I can't find Americans who want to do this work in my area I have tried
Solo companies can not survive here over head is way too much unless you don't want to own a house or car it just is not realistic
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:57 PM
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just pay them dude. i mean how long does it take to drive back? 5-15min at most? that's not much more money to pay someone.

when i worked back in college i might as well been an illegal alien because the boss always paid us in cash and none of us paid taxes on it. it was a very normal thing to do back in those days. no kid that ever cut grass back then paid taxes ever. it's not like we were making a killing or anything. maybe 8-10k a year lol.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:00 PM
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I do but I have one crew that works 1 hour away each day
Just throwing it out there
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:02 PM
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just pay them dude. i mean how long does it take to drive back? 5-15min at most? that's not much more money to pay someone.
Some days ours is an hour one way, they get paid both ways and for lunch. I think they deserve it, we haul A$$ all day, I think they deserve to get paid to on the ride back to the shop.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:04 PM
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That is your mistake right there. If you want to take on a job that is an hour away, the last thing that should happen is your employees paying the price for it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:05 PM
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A job that far needs to worth your while. If you contemplate cheating your guys then it is time to reconsider.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:11 PM
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that is a huge mistake. you are wasting 2 hrs a day driving.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:33 PM
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that is a huge mistake. you are wasting 2 hrs a day driving.
I don't know who that was directed towards? In my case, 2 crews 2k in one day. The drive is worth it for me.
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