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Best employee leaving me.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MudslinginFX4, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    Kinda a sad day today, I found out that my best employee (one that has been with me now for 2 years) is moving at the end of the month. He is the type that can do everything that I can, almost as good. Also the type that I can trust with all of my equipment on his own, and wouldn't be afraid to let him run the business if I were sick or on vacation. Anyway... how many of you have employees that you can trust to do things like that?
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I had a guy like that for 2 1/2 years. Too bad I let him go when I downsized
  3. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    I only have one like that. Wish I had several more.....
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    yup when I hired people (actually only one person right now) back on this year, I was thinking to myself, " I will never find someone that worked like him ever again."
  5. DALMlawn&landscaping

    DALMlawn&landscaping LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 186

    i've never had one of those employees, but i usually am that employee... maybe one of these days if i branch out i can answer a post like this
  6. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    Still waiting on the opportunity to hire an employee like that, but about 2 years ago i was laid up in the hospital and my mom and dad took over and done an awesome job
  7. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    I have an employee that has been with me for 11 years,he gets payed very good wages and benefits,he really runs the Company when i have other jobs to attend...
  8. broken leg

    broken leg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 285

    Have friend i CARY I talked to a couple a days ago. said he lost three and ask me if I knew any one looking. He needs a Foreman. Good help is hard to find.
  9. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Me too...............

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