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hiring established Lco

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Schlepie, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. Schlepie

    Schlepie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    What do you do if someone who has about 10-14 lawns comes and works with my business? Do you pay them hrly on the jobs they already have or do they do these on the side and with a no compete clause on any new jobs he or she may aquire?

  2. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    i wouldn't hire them...too close for comfort.

    he will either use you equip, steal your customers or use you for knowledge.
  3. Heavenly Green

    Heavenly Green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I would say if hes set up as a bizz to just treat him as a sub contractor and have him sign a non compete agreement. But really not enough info to make an informed suggestion.
    Does he have a bizz structured?
    Will you have him workin with his own set up or your?
    How well do you know him?
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Sorry, but you are too vague...need more information to make any suggestions for you.
  5. GrassMaster84

    GrassMaster84 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    If I were hired by a larger LCO, I would knock out the 10-14yrds in a couple days. It would be good experience to work with a crew of more than 2 guys. But I wouldn't want to stay it that posistion for the whole season.

    It could ultimately benefit you in the long run...
  6. xpnd

    xpnd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Your best work and reputation will be based on the worst work these guys do.

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