When are guys done work

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by ponyboy, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. JParisan

    JParisan LawnSite Member
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    So do you hire out of the 95% or the other 5%? If it is the former of the two, then you are part of the problem. I can only see that comment having relevance if you have them employed.
     
  2. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
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    I have both you can not have a business with out them here I treat my guys like my family because with out them I would have nothing
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  3. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
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    The problem is more than me
    First I say let them come into country give them iID so they can pay taxed get insurance get drivers liscen and work legally
    I can't find Americans who want to do this work in my area I have tried
    Solo companies can not survive here over head is way too much unless you don't want to own a house or car it just is not realistic
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  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    just pay them dude. i mean how long does it take to drive back? 5-15min at most? that's not much more money to pay someone.

    when i worked back in college i might as well been an illegal alien because the boss always paid us in cash and none of us paid taxes on it. it was a very normal thing to do back in those days. no kid that ever cut grass back then paid taxes ever. it's not like we were making a killing or anything. maybe 8-10k a year lol.
     
  5. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
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    I do but I have one crew that works 1 hour away each day
    Just throwing it out there
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  6. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    Some days ours is an hour one way, they get paid both ways and for lunch. I think they deserve it, we haul A$$ all day, I think they deserve to get paid to :sleeping: on the ride back to the shop.
     
  7. JParisan

    JParisan LawnSite Member
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    That is your mistake right there. If you want to take on a job that is an hour away, the last thing that should happen is your employees paying the price for it.
     
  8. JParisan

    JParisan LawnSite Member
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    A job that far needs to worth your while. If you contemplate cheating your guys then it is time to reconsider.
     
  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is a huge mistake. you are wasting 2 hrs a day driving.
     
  10. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    I don't know who that was directed towards? In my case, 2 crews 2k in one day. The drive is worth it for me.
     

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