So the employee is actually one of my good friends. He came to me about a month and a half ago when he quit his retail security job and asked if he could come to work. I had alot of big landscaping and spring clean ups lined up so I said sure. I paid him cash daily all under the table, and no ohter LCO in town pays employees as much as I was paying him, but he was a friend. I payed $12-15 an hour depending on the landcape job and $7.50 a yard mowing. When we mowed he could make $15-$30 an hour depending on locations and all he had to do was run the trimmer and when I was done on the Z I'd help with the trimming and edging and then he'd blow it off. Since he assured me he wanted to work all summer I started gaining new accounts and I have a very large bid in for a county complex. What really makes this sh*t worse is that he quit the day my daughter was born. It was a Thursday and I called to let him know that we would be work on Friday as its my busiest day. I left him a voicemail and at 9 PM he sends me a text message saying he got a job with a local furniture company (Only $9 an hour) on the delivery truck, the same sh8t he did before and quit because he's a big guy and they all ways make him move the heavy stuff. So now I'm behind and it keeps raining. I'm just pissed off b/c now my name is out there and now I have to figure out a way to make good on it. The only real plus is that I had a few complaints about his trimming so at least now I have that fixed. Just needed to vent.