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fairwage for labor employe

Discussion in 'Employment' started by JFGauvreau, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    I'm currently looking for a general labor for my company this summer, full time work.

    What is a fair wage to give? I'm looking for someone around 17-21 years old, the min wage here is 10.25$, I'm looking to give him around 12-13$ an hour, 40 hours a week.

    Does that sound reasonable or am I am to cheap? If you were around 17-21 years old and had no job, would you considered this a "decent" salary ?

    Seems all the kids want to be paid 18$ an hour with no experience, then they complain how hard it is to work outside all day long in the sun.

  2. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    Your so far north that your south of the border help isn't worth a damn. My two crew members get $11 an hour plus OT.
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Any other Bennies like holiday, sick and vacation?
  4. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    Do you not have age discrimination laws?
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Try Job Bank. Some landscape company placed an ad but put .com instead of .ca in 3 days I had 150 job appls. sent to me. Most of them were willing to work for minimum wage so if this helps. I could of opened a Canadian branch with all the new help.
  6. lifesgood14

    lifesgood14 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Most of my guys make $15 or $16... crew leaders make $21 or $22

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