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Extra Pay?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DowntoEarthLLC, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. DowntoEarthLLC

    DowntoEarthLLC LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 121

    Ok, so I'm looking to hire a fulltime certified horticulturist, with there own truck. They would drive around as a one man team doing small gardening tasks, planting some bushes, pruning, general gardening... He would have my equipment with him in his truck. Blower/weedeater/rake/bags/pruning stuff/ gasoline.

    I'm thinking 12.50 per hour plus his mileage...37.5 cents/mile,
    an average work week consisting of 250 miles.

    Anyone think this sounds right?

    Should he be paid differently because he uses his vehicle?

    Just wonderin...
  2. primecutmo

    primecutmo LawnSite Member
    from SWMO
    Posts: 85

    does this guy have a degree in hort or some education?
  3. DowntoEarthLLC

    DowntoEarthLLC LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 121

    Certified Horticulturist.
    I hope he's not smarter than me... HA. ! Just kidding.

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