Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by texas, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    here's the deal. i cut 50 15000 sq ft properties a week at $40 cut. so $2000 a week right. times 32 mows is $64000. also do other side work that equals up to maybe another $40000. how many more yards would i have to do to afford a employee?

    ps i know im lazy.:sleeping:

  2. Badgerz

    Badgerz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Depends what you want to pay him/her.
  3. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    $10/hr to start.

    plus workers comp. :angry: :realmad:
  4. Desertdweller

    Desertdweller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    Depends on how much you want to make. Figure what it will cost you to have an employee. Pay, taxes, unemployment etc. Will you need to put on another truck? If you have an employee will you go out to get more work to keep both of you busy? Remember, it isn't just the monetary costs to think about. When he doesn't show up for work how will you handle the jobs? He won't take care of your equipment like you do. There is more stress with an employee unless you find that one in a million.

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