Had a guy help me with a job today. Its a big 15 acre mowing job. All weeds! Scattered about are 65 small brick homes, and a few trees. Takes me about 8 hours to mow with my lazer Z and then about 4.5 hours to trim everything (quite a bit of trimming...a long ditch etc...) Thats all by myself. Well, since i really hate spending over 12 hours on this one job (which I underbid....ouch!) I figured I would get someone to help with the trimming. I get out there at about 10am and start mowing. He arrives at noon as instructed. So far so good. Looking to be done with the mowing by about 5:30 or so. figured he would be done trimming about that time. After all...a little slack since im sure he doesnt hustle like I do! Well, I am all over the place mowing, and cant afford to keep an eagle's eye on this guy (my first mistake). We agreed on an even 75 bucks for the trimming...3 hours, or 9. Six hours later and hes not even half way done!!! I finish mowing at 5:30 and hes just about half way through. He takes 2 more hours to get through a bit more (maybe 45 minutes of work). I was blown away. Not only this, but he used all but 20 feet of an 85 meter roll of trimmer line! I kept telling him to just trim the grass...get the head out of the dirt etc. Wont listen. Nice enough guy, but come on! Does anyone else have trouble getting their employees trained on something as simple as a string trimmer? i wish I was around to light a fire under his ass! I was extremely disappointed in this guy. Where can I find very part time help that isnt completely helpless? Anyone had good results from a temp agency? All they will EVER be doing is using a string trimmer.