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Finding a good employee?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Bulldog26, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Bulldog26

    Bulldog26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I'm a school teacher going into my second year. Ended last year with 27 weekly 4 bi-weekly. That was my max, running Monday-Friday from the time school go out until dark every night. I don't think I could have squeezed one more in if I had too. I turned down bus. the last three months. This year I would really like to be able to take more on, but I need one emplyee that I can trust with my equipment and truck to mow while I"m in school. How do I find someone like that. I'm sure this is a hard question, but I had to ask what you have done in the past to find quality employees. Thanks for any help you can give me!
  2. Team Gopher

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    Hi Bulldog26,

    Here is a thought, you could bid higher on the new customers who want you and possibly get rid of the not so profitable ones instead of outright turning down the new business. Maybe that would allow you to really maximize your profit potential with what you have, so you might not want to go the employee route.

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  3. Bulldog26

    Bulldog26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Wow, good thought. Could be tough at the start of the year if I cut my lowest prifit clients out. But my mid year it could really pay off. Thanks, I'll have to think about that one.

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