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Old 05-29-2013, 10:08 PM
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I'm sorry the title may have mid lead you. He is my best "labor" detail guy
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:17 PM
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No doubt he would have been out the door pronto. Actually I never would have hired him in the first place with no DL or able to speak with clients.but I'm solo so that's just my 2 cents
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:23 PM
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Having been through many unemployment hearings, I would have said "sorry I cannot give you a raise." If he actually quit, I would require a signed statement that he was leaving on his own and that work is available. The way this is going to play out, he'll go out on his own, work off the books, collect unemployment on your company and solicit your accounts. The perfect deal for the guy starting his own Lawn Care operation. I'm just not sure how he'll get his equipment to the accounts.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:31 PM
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If he's an illegal, he will probably just drive like the rest. If he's not an illegal, forgive my racist assumption.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:04 PM
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I would give goals to meet certain raises. A DL for starters, crew lead, customer relations, estimates, etc. Put the ball back into his court. You want that, then I need you to do this.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:52 PM
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I agree
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:12 PM
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The fixed paychecks he's asking for he can shove up is rear. Never Ever agree to that on a laborer. As far as a raise if hes good then sure give him a raise hes at 12 so he can go to 12.50 to 13 an hour your choice. But that's per hour if he wants 750 a week great work more hours other wise then no you won't see that this week. The salary thing for non management gets nasty trust me you do not want to do that. Tell him the truth hes hourly he's staying hourly and this is what I can offer if its not enough then I am sorry to see you go.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:52 PM
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Having been through many unemployment hearings, I would have said "sorry I cannot give you a raise." If he actually quit, I would require a signed statement that he was leaving on his own and that work is available. The way this is going to play out, he'll go out on his own, work off the books, collect unemployment on your company and solicit your accounts. The perfect deal for the guy starting his own Lawn Care operation. I'm just not sure how he'll get his equipment to the accounts.

he can't speak english or drive, how do you suppose he will solicit accounts?
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:10 AM
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He is a hard worker, trustworthy some what, honest some what. Reliable, some what. He is one of those guys that are good at what they do but you can't really ever use him to drive a truck, talk to customers, move up in the company.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:47 AM
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I was an paying him 12 an hour and he wants 750.00 a week thru the summer and 400 a week thru the winter.
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