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how greedy are they??? wage fixing?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Brianslawn, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    whats a fair market annual salary for a receptionists? $15k, $20k, $30k, $40k? main duty is answering phone and scheduling. im offering one of the higher numbers listed for starting pay, but some of these women act like that is an insult. almost like they all conspired to not work for less than $60k. what do other companies on here pay their receptionists? i'm ready to ask noel to send one of the guys' wife with them. :dizzy:
  2. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    What's up Brian,

    How bout a virtual assistant? They are pretty cheap now & flexible. Check Craigslist.com
  3. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    A real receptionist/secretary can be pricey. I've seen ads in the paper with starting wages $15-$18 an hour. You might be trying to fill the position with someone who is actually overqualified with skills that wouldnt really fall into the day to day duties of a secretary working at a landscape company. I would advertise the opening as willing to train no experience necessary, you should get more interest from people not demanding such a high wage.
  4. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    in paper i listed only receptionists, send resume. got lots of replies. lots of recent college grads, but everyone wants to start out at the top and not prove their worth it, first.
  5. Sin City Lawn Care

    Sin City Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    If they graduated from college, they have already proved some of their worth.

    Intelligence, Work Ethic, etc, etc. Not 40-60k a year, unless they have a Masters Degree in clerical work!

    You need an 18-22 Year old with no ambitions/skills who is willing to learn and grow as the company does.

    If they have 10-100 years of experience and/or a college degree, move on.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Geez...60k in Arkansas is probably like 100k+ in the DC area...good money to answer the phones.

    I'd stick with the idea of a college age girl as an entry-level job into the working world.

    Question: If she is Ms. Lawnsite material, will you pay extra??? :laugh:
  7. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    absolutely, and there will be lots of pictures posted on here!

    sfl... still waitin on more pics of your girl! :laugh:
  8. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 378

    I wouldn't necessarily agree they have proved anything accept they graduated college. College and real world are 2 different things, and I've seen a lot of dumb, unmotivated people graduate college. And just like everyone out of college they think they should start off making big bucks.
  9. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    its even better. most are only community college graduates!
  10. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    my mother runs my office, she gets $650 a week, plus a few other perks like cell phone, gas card, etc.. i understand its family, but i don't think its worth more than $500 for a girl to answer phones.

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