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Old 04-23-2013, 07:00 AM
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I see potential but good help is biggest issue.

I get phone calls everyday for estimates and acquire 1 to 2 new account every week and have some commercial properties but my biggest challenge is hiring the right people. I have the same issues with everybody. I have to drive 30 minutes one way to pick him up and drop him off. I have to always go behind them no matter how I show them. As a result this causes me to do double work, I get very fatigued, and demotivated to continue. How do you other lawn care guys manage situations like this.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:21 AM
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I see potential but good help is biggest issue.

Sounds like he needs the scissors
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:32 PM
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X2 on that. No way would I be chauffering employees around.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:39 PM
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I would not be driving topics him up 30 minutes away in the first place.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:36 PM
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That is the number one reason I stayed Solo for all these years... I don't need another twenty jobs to pay the additional expense of EMPLOYEES...
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:01 AM
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Our employment ad says, you must have your OWN transportation. Yes, own is in all caps in the ad. If they don't we don't hire them
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:12 PM
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The guy that's a half hour away, can't drive and needs to have everything redone is not "the right people". That's unemployable in most situations, so why are you catering to him? If your need is people with better skills and reliability locally, you may need to look at what you charge and your business model to make sure it's accommodating the skill level you need.
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