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Old 01-31-2014, 10:19 AM
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I was down near Camden yesterday and found a road with drifts this tall and a few taller going down it. Another foot of snow and a lot of these roads will be closed I bet.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:55 PM
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Lawn / Landscaping manager needed

We are looking for someone to manage our lawn / landscaping division. This is a year round position. You would assist in managing our snow operations in the winter.

Perhaps you are a business owner who is sick of all the things that go along with running things yourself.

You would be responsible for:

Bidding work
Overseeing crew quality
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We are a 25 year old company. We offer top pay and benefits.


Thanks!

Please PM me if you are interested.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:17 PM
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Quality Workers

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How are you guys going about acquiring quality workers going into the season? I'm at that awkward point of too much for one person, and too little for two people, too little time being a full time Student to make the investment to have te demand for a full crew
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Starting out, I was in your position and it was tough doing both. I happened to manage my work schedule around school only taking on what I could do to get me by. I wasn't trying to take on anything I couldn't handle for myself.

In order to find employee's you should consider asking someone you know that is either not working or in the same position as you are looking to make a few extra bucks. Unless you have a 45-50 week with competitive pay, it will be hard to find a veteran worker in our field.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:01 PM
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Just wondering what some of you guys pay for worker's comp?

Progressive only brokers through a company that has a minimum payroll requirement of $25k + so he couldn't give me a quote.

Just wondering what rates you guys pay? I think I have read that it is somewhere in the 3.5 - 5.0 % range, for basic lawn maintenance, nothing like going up trees or roofs.

Also not sure about unemployment insurance in MI, is that something automatically taken out of payroll and you don't have to get special private insurance for that?

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Old 02-11-2014, 01:34 PM
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Just wondering what some of you guys pay for worker's comp?

Progressive only brokers through a company that has a minimum payroll requirement of $25k + so he couldn't give me a quote.
A payroll service may include comp
with their service.
Just wondering what rates you guys pay? I think I have read that it is somewhere in the 3.5 - 5.0 % range, for basic lawn maintenance, nothing like going up trees or roofs.

Also not sure about unemployment insurance in MI, is that something automatically taken out of payroll and you don't have to get special private insurance for that?

Thanks for the replies!
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:07 AM
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Just thinking ahead for next year, does anybody know where a person can buy Calcium Chloride in bulk? Maybe a pallet.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:11 AM
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Maybe a pallet of the bagged pellets is what I might be interested in.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:59 AM
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Just thinking ahead for next year, does anybody know where a person can buy Calcium Chloride in bulk? Maybe a pallet.
I got mine from John Deere. You can get Peladow no problem.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:30 PM
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What's the pricing on that? Is that the small graduals, or flakes, or does it make a difference? Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:12 PM
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I think it's around $850 for a pallet, and it's 50, 50lb bags. They're pellets
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