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Anyone had people asking for jobs at work sites?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bigpappaab, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. bigpappaab

    bigpappaab LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Seems like every other day or so I have hispanics coming up to me and asking if I am hiring. They say they have seen me around, and want to know if I have any work they can do. I was just wondering if any of you all out there have encountered the same thing. Some of the hispanics asking for work can barely speak english, but the other day a younger sharp looking kid approached me, and he spoke perfect english. If I was about to go beyond solo, I might have been tempted to hire him.
  2. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    When I am working on commercial properties I get quite a few of them. Most ask if I am the owner and I just say no, so they walk away.

    I also have quite a few approach the truck when I am plowing to ask if I need anyone to shovel sidewalks.
  3. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I have had a few but I have More call me .. seems like my phone book listing is better than posting in the help wanted ads!
  4. orlawncaresvc

    orlawncaresvc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 962

    We get that all the time. Especially when we go to our local home depot.
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  5. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Usually get 2-3 per day. And the people that come up and ask usually just want to steal your equipment...
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I had a guy in an older Cadillac pull up next to me at a traffic light the other day. As I'm sitting there I hear someone say "Hey buddy". I look around and it's the guy in the Caddy. He wants to know if I'm hiring.

    Yeah, it's getting rough out there.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Yup. And it been getting worse ever since.

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