I want to hire a FT helper, but I want to make sure there is plenty of cash flow. I handle about 40 res. & 5 comm. lawns. Also have a contract with our city for people who won't/don't mow their grass. Sending me 20 plus every week, plus boarding empty houses. With all the "admin" things, I have a hard time doing this with a PT helper. I guess what I want to know is: How much work justifies hiring a FT helper? When you pay per hour, how mauch of the pay is usually productive? How long does it take to train a new guy (w/ and w/o exp.)?