lost your #1 guy? ...and what did you do? I just lost my foreman of 8 yrs. He met a girl last yr, and I think they are getting engaged soon! I wish him the best, but now am searching for someone to take his place! We offer heath ins. paid vacations, good work conditon etc. Our laborers are around $10-$12 per hr.....and foreman are around $18-$20 per hr. I feel this is fair...how about you guys? Seems to me the big down turn to this whole thing are the winters. We shut down in Dec.....reopen in March! Most of the guys collect for 2 months...and or have a side job, I think my foreman finally had it with unpredictable pay in those few months. Question run through my mind like.... Should I downsize? Should I hire more folks...even with a weak economy? Should I do more of the work myself(more profit, but now I cant build the business) Should I sell off the extra equipment, and pocket cash, rebuild next yr? Theres sooooo many variables. What were some of the experiences you guys have had....and what did you do?