Employee layoffs

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Gene $immons, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    When the end of the cutting season approaches, and customers are calling in to say "skip me this week", how do you handle a surpluss of employees.

    In Oklahoma, the Bermuda grass really slows down this time of year, I continue to service fescue lawns until leaf removal kicks in in a month and a half.

    But our daily lists are getting shorter and shorter. I hate to lay off good employees who have busted their ass for me all summer, but I need to ensure that I can survive the "downseason".

    How do you all handle layoffs. I always hate having to let good help go.
  2. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    You must find more work to keep them busy!

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    ITS A HARD CALL u have to either find more work of give them some time off could they take a vacation? i always tried to trim bushes and such in slow time

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