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  1. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have enough business that kept myself and another tech busy all week with labor and a part-time office manager. We've picked up a real nice condo association thus far and hope to key in on some other good jobs.

    I now have 2 part-time (30-38HRS/WEEK) plus an office manager.
     
  2. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's good you can get some dependable people under your belt. It's hard to find some dependable workers out here. They want money but don't want to work for it.
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  3. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One kids I just hired will be interesting to see if he is worth keeping around. The others are dependable though. I love mowing lawns though'
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  4. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What do you normally start your guys out with? And how offend do you give them a raise?
     
  5. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I made the mistake early in if starting people at $10/hr-I lost a lot if money to non-hard working people. Currently start them
    At $8.50 and raise after 3 months (spring season). I give them and extra $1.50 if thy get their applicator license. They could be up to $100 by the end of their first season if they earn it. I give occasional bonuses
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  6. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I understand you, but around here I'll never be able to get someone to work for me for $8.50 unless it's a young kid with no experience. I just hired a guy starting him off at $10.00 and if the guy does good and have a good work ethic I'll give him a raise. But if you want to keep a good worker you have to pay him good.
     
  7. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't say mines a proved method bc I haven't been in business long enough or hired enough guys but the $8.50 is just until they prove themselves. Minimum is 6 weeks b4 their first $1.00 raise and if they are worth keeping and show potential to become great, ill stretch the raise out to 12 weeks (3 months). They are at $9.50 after 1st raise plus $1.50 if they pass applicators test (which I pay for) and random bonuses plus $10/week for fuel back and forth from work to home.

    Like I said, they can be up to $11/hr by seasons end if they earn it but I try to throw little incentives in. But you are correct that most people who work for these smaller wages are younger guys.
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  8. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Random pics us some of the trailer in the rack for a fresh coat of paint.

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  10. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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