how many shirts do you give a worker?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by fga, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    is there a rule of thumb? i give 3. let 'em do some laundry every 3 days..

    i was told i'd have to pay for more, when i worked with a previous employer, years ago. is that nuts?
  2. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Depends on how many days they work. My fulltimer gets 7 part timers get no less than 3.
  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    For a five day workweek, 3-4 shirts should be enough.
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Ditto... :D

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    One per day, so 5 for the week and they can do wash on the weekend.
    We are talking about $50.00 here so That is worth them having a new one and wearing it each day.

    BUT if I have to ride with them in the truck I may give a few a day :cry:
  6. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    SIX, as that way they have a fresh one each and it also gives them an extra as we work 5 days a week.
  7. Kent Lawn Care

    Kent Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I give my guys 6, sometimes we work long and late enough that my guys dont wanta do laundry till the weekend, so that gives them one for each day and also if we work sat. they have one. also i make them turn in one shirt for a replacement twice a year, that way they can get rid of their worst looking shirt (stained, torn, etc) helps on the rag bag and helps the image look better.
  8. TerraVenture

    TerraVenture LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    I give 6. I don't know about the rest of you but I can go through three in a day because of dirt and sweat. One in the morning, one at lunch and one mid afternoon.
  9. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    5 shirts

    3 short sleeve
    2 no sleeves
  10. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 334

    My full timers get 5 why have them wear something else on you job thats representing you, some guy's have to go to the laundry mat on the weekends to do their shirt's

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