Trying to grow my business and make a little money. With all y'alls advice I have been looking to hire a part-timer to help out. I place an ad, get calls and interview. I explain .... " this is a part time job, with the plan of making it full time with the potential of you becoming a crew boss and getting a raise." Starting part timers off at $11.50 an hour. $1.50 more than is norm here. Last Monday my first hired employee shows up at 7:45 AM (15 minutes late). He walks up and watches me finish sharping a blade and put it on a back up mower. I then start showing him the different equipment and go over safety issues with each. As I load up in the truck he says ... I think this job is going to be too much work, gets in his car and drives off. Great now I am an hour late starting on my day. This Monday ... My second choice is scheduled to show up for work. I wait until 8:15 AM. No employee. This ain't going to well .... Thank God my 13 year old is willing to help out in the afternoons and he only cost me $7.50 an hour. Going to hold off to start of next year and look for some other great recruits. Thanks for letting me vent!!