I'm no longer solo

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by bmxerss, May 8, 2013.

  1. bmxerss

    bmxerss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    I've been getting a good amount of work recently, and it takes way too long to do my yards, about 2 and a half hours(they're big). So my friend who has worked with me and my dad before was saying how he would help me and i said sure. I'm starting him off at 8 dollars an hour, if he proves he can work good i'll bump it up a few dollars. Now i have to deal with the headache of employees:dizzy: haha im glad i'm that busy though!
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 38,805

    Watch out hiring friends. It can end badly, even when you think that it never will. Be sure to set clear boundaries and if he crosses any of them, off with his head. Just my two cents
  3. bmxerss

    bmxerss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    I know, i do have experience working with him though, he is a pretty good worker.
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 38,805

    Being a good worker means nothing when it comes to friendship. It's all about character and integrity. I'm not trying to ride you, but I've seen it happen time and time again. Soon enough, you'll be making another post on here saying how you were screwed by your fried.

    Just be careful is all I'm saying
  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    After the day I had, I hate everyone who has someone to help them.

    At least I don't have to smell anyone else's farts in the truck though.

  6. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,947

    Welcome to the club. It can be rewarding and a hassle until you get the hang of it.

    I just enjoy having someone to help me and it saves the wear and tear on me!

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