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Old 05-20-2013, 05:00 PM
BLC1 BLC1 is offline
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How do you keep guys busy through July-August

I always have a hard time bringing on a bunch of guys in the spring just to dump them after a few months. Is this just the way it is or do you guys have a way to keep them busy all summer long?
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:13 PM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is offline
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We do contract work almost exclusively.easier to plan and keeps you busy..
1989 BlueChevy 1500 Extended cab with FULL bed
1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
2 50ft power cords
3 Leaf rakes
1 shovel
1 pocket knife
cooler for beer
lawn chair to enjoy a beer while I wait for the cash to be handed to me
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:30 PM
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weeze weeze is offline
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you should keep then onboard and just get done earlier during those months. most employees would probably enjoy that since it's the summer time. you will need them again when fall leaf jobs get here. just let them know their hrs may not be as much during july and august.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:52 PM
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Kelly's Landscaping Kelly's Landscaping is offline
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I take on 60-80 hour weeks in May and June for just that reason it give me and my guys 40-50 hour weeks all summer.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:59 PM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is offline
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Even with several drouts over the years Ive never has a slow July or August.
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