Cell phones

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jeffh1988, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This attachment to cellphones is a national epidemic! I took my wife to lunch today and noticed a couple sitting next to each other. The guy had earphones in his ears from his phone and the lady was thumbing her smart phone with one hand while eating with the other. It drives me insane that people can't put those stupid things down for a few minutes to enjoy a meal and some good old fashioned conversation :confused:

    I can only imagine what you guys with multiple crews have to deal with.
     
  2. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    Rhetorical question?
     
  3. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    No. To me and I think the IRS as well contract labor would be an Independent Contractor.

    lawn_jockey I thought was talking about employees then he says contract labor, can't have it both ways....
     
  4. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am sure he is nice guy and what he is doing is not uncommon in my area. He is only 20 miles from me. It is what it is.
     
  5. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Interesting that when one searches google for "contract labor" the first link is from the state of Texas.

    http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/ics_contract_labor.html

    Something for the Texas boys to read.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013
  6. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    I said it was common, I was not saying it was right.
    It has been discussed on LS many times. I am just saying welcome to my world.
    I have employees on payroll FWIW
     
  7. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I never doubted you did. I know it's been discussed many times and I have been in some of the discussions. It happens a lot around here as well. The "employees" think they are making bank until it they try and file taxes or file for unemployment.

    One of my friends who is a business owner also, got hit for over $23,000 in back taxes for the one and only year that he tried classify his employees as contract labor almost shut him down.
     
  8. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am sure in Florida you are just as aware but your river is deeper and wider :laugh:

    One of my guys was telling about how years ago how he made a ton of money. The next year the owner was wiped out. The owner tried to blame him and the others for trying to file taxes. Seems that owner was pulling a double, he was withholding and not reporting too :waving:
     

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