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life span of an employee

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    how long do most employees last? is there a big turnover rate? what is the average life span of an employee?
  2. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Messages: 313

    8 months....

  3. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Until their dead and then they must give us 30 days notice or lose their last check.
  4. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    ;) Wow, that is a high turnover.
  5. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    i had my brother for 5 years sytraight.
    after that... the turnover is about evry 6 months if i'm lucky. ending the season solo, need to find someone in the spring.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    it all depends on pay and the person some people like to work and will stick around for a while if u treat them right
    the biggest reason for someone leaveing is more money or more hours
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    My guys are back every year, but I pay them well too. You have to if you want to keep them.
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    ok, here's a question. if you want to give your help " a real job", you have to pay them well. maybe even benefits. but, what about vacation time? every job i've had gave me paid vacation. do u give your help paid vac? and when do they take it?
  9. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    Pay them well and they will stay, That has been my experience. I also give Christmas bonus,Usually a weeks pay. Another thing is to treat them with respect. If something goes wrong you can't fly off the handle and start yelling what the f--k are you an idiot. Someone that shows up every day on time and does his work year after year is a person that has self respect and you better treat them with respect unless there are other LCO's that will.
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Each of my summer college guys got a $500 end of the season bonus from me this year.

    I pay 1/2 of the major medical cost each month for my full timers.

    You can take whatever time off during the season (with a 2 week prior notice), but I don't pay for vacation time.

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