Appropriate 'Employee Rules'

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by topsites, May 28, 2005.

  1. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Here let me see ...

    Lawncare Employee Rules:
    1) Get dirty and sunburnt, sweat like a horse and be my slave.
    2) Hours are from sunup to sundown and pay is almost nothing.
    3) No insurance, no medical, no dental - If you get hurt, there's
    motrin and bandaids in the truck. If you even THINK of going
    to the hospital tell me now so I can cut your pay in half for 6 months.
    If you actually DO go to the hospital, forget you had a job.
    4) Read and Believe ALL Warning and Caution stickers.
    5) Apparently, the work is never done. Work as hard as you can for as long as you can stand it, then do it some more. Do this every day.
    6) A break is what you get when we drive between yards.
    7) Lunch is fast-food, 10-15 minutes max, includes ordering time.
    8) When you can weed-eat one-handed, you can wash the trailer.
    9) When you can push the WB like it's a 21", you can wash my truck also.
    10) When you can push the trailer like it's a wheelbarrow, you are my boss.

    Other notes: Toro mfg. specs state a 52" sfs WB weighs 500 lbs. Mine is only 48" and is fixdeck, so it's much lighter :)
  2. mbricker

    mbricker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    11) if you Pee in the bushes and get caught, I will deny I ever laid eyes on you before.
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Those are actually pretty good.

    My dog is snoring up a storm right now. Just thought I'd share.
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    workmans comp should take care of some of that. Sitting for a min or 2 before or after a lawn with the a/c on low should take care of a bit more. And I got a 34z to replace the walkbehind and have less employee fatigue. We do work long hot hours, but its part of the job.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    yeah but I would be scared of taking a Z through this :)


    But with the Wb, no prob :)

  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    the 34z is just for backyards anyway. I could do it with my exmark 52 lazer.

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