At what $$$ return is an employee worth it ??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowses, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. Mowses

    Mowses LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Right now i'm maxed out on my time to mow lawns, in fact i struggled this past 2 weeks due to my mower being stolen, then my backup blowing up, then the 2nd back up blowing up LOL. Anyhoo i've been thinking about expanding and buying a small run and have someone do the work 2 days/week for that run. My main concern is the trust factor of the worker. I've spoken to 1 guy i know about it and he might take up the offer, but if he doesn't it would be a stranger working for me. Have you guys ever had any major problems hiring someone to work by themselves ?? Also, for hiring 1 worker what gross $$ point would you consider the hassle 'worth it' ?? For example if they make $300/day and you NET $150 before other expenses how many days/week would you have them working to be worth it ?? I'm thinking 2 days/week would be a good starter and go from there.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    My benchmark is that I need at least $375 worth of productivity per day per person to make it worth my while.

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