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Old 08-03-2013, 08:14 PM
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How much do you usually pay a good mower man?
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:50 PM
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what they need to live
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:03 PM
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How much would you expect to be paid? What does your business allow? What does his qualifications justify? I was making 15 as a mower man. I wasn't expected to just mow... I mowed, blowed, and whacked.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:40 PM
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$10.00. It's average pay here. A crew chief makes 12-17. Division manager makes 18-23
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:58 PM
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Helpers $12.50 crew leaders start at $15
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:20 AM
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Well 12 year ago when I had run a crew for over 5 years I was paid $20 an hour. I am paying my 2 guys 16.75-17.50 an hour now I could get away with lower paid guys but here $15 an hour for a good mower guy is about the lowest I could go and expect them to show up each morning.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:02 PM
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Wow. I'd be out of business paying those wages. Here in North Central Florida for my company strictly minimum wage for crew employees and crew leaders max out at 11 MAX. If an employee asks for a raise......he won't be with me much longer....I find a way to show him the door quickly. I haven't had a raise since 2007 and my company is doing work for less than I did in 1999. Yes its true. So why should an employee get a raise when I don't get one? Plenty of people to hire. Admittingly, this is why I have a turn over rate of between 100-150 employees a year. I've never seen a correlation between pay and work quality. Pretty much 99 percent of employees suck, are lazy, do damage and steal.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:04 PM
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Something that may be helpful is to post what you are paying your guys , but also post the minimum wage of your state. They would help with relating cost to the cost of living.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:06 PM
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Before anyone thinks I'm an evil bastard this is an extremely and I mean extremely competitive area to do business in. Also, FL is a right to work state so I can show anyone the door any time. If you don't have the guts to be tough better stick to a one man show and maybe a helper. High end residential is where the money is but they expect high quality. Production commercial maintenance is all about grinding it out at the lowest possible price. Its just how it is.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:07 PM
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$7.79 per hr min wage in FL
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