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Is This Good Pay??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by backtobasicslawncare, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. backtobasicslawncare

    backtobasicslawncare LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Posts: 126

    I Still Own My Company And I Have Few Accounts And A Friend Just Hired Me For Work On Saturday And Sunday. Im Getting Paid 8.00 Hr Is That Good?? Im Using Commerical Equipment Now And Its Nice??
     
  2. privatelawn

    privatelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    $8 an hour is about as cheap as it gets, I start my guys at $10 with no experience
     
  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,792

    if you are useing your own equipment you should be paid 20 or more

    if you are useing your friends equipment you still should be getting several dollars per hr. more.
     
  4. backtobasicslawncare

    backtobasicslawncare LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Posts: 126

    i have been owning my lawn business for 2 years and im working with him part time saturday and sunday making 8hr and he said if i did good job i would get 10hr. but he got better equipment then me.
     
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,792

    Then stop useing your equipment imeadeatly right now, and exclusively use his. You are being hosed in wage and 8 an hr does not even come close to offseting the use/depreacieation. can I as how old are you?
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    As a general rule, if you have to ask, you've answered your question :)
     
  7. Grasscub

    Grasscub LawnSite Member
    from Ireland
    Posts: 17

    Go see a doctor that rate is a cheap skate he s no friend he is just taking advantage of ,at least get a job with some pro guy who will pay you proper forget that cheap skate :hammerhead:
     
  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,792

    Hey ya,,,your right I never thought of this good call !

    If it looks like butt and smells like butt it probibly is butt
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    It's hard to remember and I don't always do it, but I realized a few years ago the reason the question pops up is due to experience, this is also how something first dawns on us, a first light of the full-blown realization. See that light, do notice it, it is almost always there for a reason.

    You can and will make mistakes, but I found using those little lights gives me an edge in the business, I make final decisions based on those glimmers of a hint all the time. You still have to look back often to make sure in case you made a mistake, doing this helps you hone and sharpen this skill, that's what this is, a skill, to use those first glimmers to spot trouble coming and react to it before it smacks ya :)

    It's a built-in Early Warning Device, it clues us in as to what's up and I mean to tell you it pays to learn how it works.
     
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,792

    I think that guy is getting the shaft for 8 an hr.
     

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