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Should you hire friends

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PRECISION LC, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

  2. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    I haven't and don't plan on it.
  3. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    It depends on what you want to lose the most
    a good friend
    or a employee
    if it don't work out. My advice is not to hire friends are family as permanent employees:rolleyes:
  4. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    NO ! :D
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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  6. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I have a friend that has been asking me to go into partnership with him. He is self-employed, but not in this industry. He is a very hard worker. I am 33 years old and have been friends with him for 25 of those years. Today I told him no, that I would not go into business with him because 25 years from now I would still like to be friends.
  8. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,517


    You will likely go though many many workers if you stay in the business long, don't ruin a friendship in the process.

  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    do not employ or work for friends
  10. GreenStar

    GreenStar Banned
    Messages: 114

    that all depends, do they drink the same number of beers with you at the bar watching monday night football? if yes then probly shouldn't hire friends. i know i need to be on the road at 7:30 not 8:15 but your drinking buddy will not see it that way. i hired one of my friends for one sole purpose.. i have a few complexes that get trimmed bi weekly. he checks in with me in the morning i give him a check sheet gas edgers blowers and such and he leaves i check his work when i'm there to cut. this works good for both of us he's a college student and a bar tender at night. he know his schedule and works them together. has anyone else done this?

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