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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by greenwithenvylandscape, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. greenwithenvylandscape

    greenwithenvylandscape LawnSite Member
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    How much is everyone paying laborers? I am paying $8/hr and another guy in town is paying $50/day. I just want to see what the range is. Thanks
     
  2. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    8.50 an hour and lower.
     
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    When you offer peanuts all your going to get is monkeys. I do not have any employees yet, but when i do, i will start general labors at 10. If they suck, i'll fire them.

    Matt
     
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    $9-11 per hour.
     
  5. LWNMWR1

    LWNMWR1 LawnSite Member
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    i apy alot. its is better than finding a new guy every week, month or year. i ahve the guy i want and plan on keeping him around. quite an investment but worth it.
     
  6. LWNMWR1

    LWNMWR1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    i pay alot. its is better than finding a new guy every week, month or year. i ahve the guy i want and plan on keeping him around. quite an investment but worth it.
     
  7. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    My monkeys can run circles around your general labors at 10.00 hr and still come out looking better.
     
  8. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats pretty Funny :dizzy: and I'm sure you're right......In my Biz, I prefer any educated bone head that can hold an intelligent conversation with me or my Dog?...The moral of the story-"Treat your Monkeys / labor well, and pay them the pre-vailing rate for the work they do" :cool2:
     
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    My guys make a minimum of $15 an hour no matter what they do.
     
  10. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479


    Your cost of leaving is higher so 15.00 sounds correct.
     

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