So I am to the point now to where I need a full time helper- 30-40 hours a week. So I hired this guy that lived in the same city as me. I figured it would be easy for him to show up in the morning, and or me to pick him up. So he shows up in the morning early...I was like ok..that's good. Anyways his attitude is descent and he seems like he might work out..I'm mean his was easy to get along with. On the way to the first lawn, I told him that we should probably take a few minutes in this empty parking lot so you can learn how to use my 36". He said he would be fine and that he had used mowers just like that...well I should have went with my gut and showed him in a parking lot....I like to have my helper mow/trim a lot of backyards that I do, and I'll just handle the front...and he'll blow. So we show up to the first lawn...I show him the ECS controls and how they work...back it off the trailer, and kinda show him whats going on on the way to the backyard. I get to the back...sprinkler's on....o man. I turn off the water and kinda show him some more about the mower. I do the perimeter for him, and set him up perfectly straight for the lines to make. I tell him just take it slow and go straight. I tell him what to do with the controls and the first thing he does in less than 10 seconds is run the damn wood fence right over...I stood there in disbelief....o man...I felt like the biggest doosh ever, not to mention I wanted to kill this man. The home owner was not there, so I called her and explained...she took it well and haven't lost the account.... yet. I'm so busy the next few days that I'll have to fix the fence on my day off, that I usually spend with the family. The guy asked if I still wanted him to work for me, I said finish mowing the lawn...took him a while...never went straight, shot wet clippings all over the house and deck, and just couldn't pick it up one bit. I hope I don't lose the account when the home owner gets there. As the day went on...he mainly trimmed only and used the 21' honda. He was a horrible trimmer..I felt like I was screwing my business up using this ******. Anyways, he wants to redeem himself at the last lawn. I said go for it...what does he do...runs my metal bagger on my 48" right into the side of my truck, I told him that I can't use him any longer. He felt bad, kept saying on the way home how he feels so stupid...I didn't say one thing, but that I would pay him on Friday...wonder if I should now. All the good workers that I have worked with...either don't have transportation, or don't live anywhere near me....This sux, looking for a new worker tonight...hopefully tomorrow won't be as bad...might just take it solo.