Well here goes. I am a first time poster but a long time lurker. I bought an existing Lawn care company about 3 years ago. I inherited 4 employess when I took over. I fired one employee when he stole a pressure washer from me. Called the police and was going to press charges but he returned it. Well one of the 3 remaining Mexican guys is a very hard worker and is very good at everything from bush trimming to plantings as well as mowing and trimming. He is a foreman and is paid $16.00 per hour, which I thought was pretty good. However I just found out that this guy has stolen about 15 of my accounts from me and does them on Saturday or Sunday. I just thought the customers didn't like me personally because I was the new owner. Now I'm 6'5" 315 and what I would like to do is grab him by the throat and ......well you know what I mean. I have 9 guys working 3 crews right now. When I took over I only had 4 guys and 2 crews. We never worked more than 40 hours. Currently we are working 45- 55 hours a week. What would you do? Right now I look like the village idiot to the rest of the guys and I'm not happy about it.