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Starting pay??

Discussion in 'Employment' started by Manna, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 995

    starting wage is 8.50 foreman makes 13.00
  2. Duck Dodger

    Duck Dodger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    You may be finding people who have had bad experiences with other employers. I know I wouldn't start a job unless I was geting paid what I asked. Case in point last company I worked for I was hired on as Operations Manager which included sales. I was told 45k salary would bump up to 48k after 90 days. I worked 70 plus hours a week never saw a dime even after 2 years. Some folks may think they won't see that 15.
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I don't have regular employees, I just hire some friends from the FD or school to help when I need it, like when doing clean-ups. If they have had no experience before they start at $8/hour but if they do have experience (usually a season or two) they get bumped up to $10/hour.
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,793

    your starting pay is high...
  5. hakasaw

    hakasaw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    $150.00 a day !! Dang, I'm glad my guys don't read this.
  6. Mike's LawnCare Landscape

    Mike's LawnCare Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    If I could find some one to get the work done (hard worker ) . I would pay them $150 a day
  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,793

    you can't find a hard worker for 18.75 an hr. or 750.00/900.00 a week in this economy why, what is going on where you are?

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