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I get away with as little employees as possible too. What about you guys?
No employees for me either, no benefits, no medical coverage, just a tad bit of insurance and no social life, just a kick in the ass every now and then.
 

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I've got 1 hired guy. He costs me 30$ per billable hour of work on a TD25 Dresser which is a CAT D8 equivalent. He runs it pushing trash on a concrete floor at a transfer station that is connected by piping and conveyor to a trash to energy power plant.
 

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rat ,you know more about trucks than me,you seem to know allot about minutia in general.that said ,you are a whiny annoying socialist ******.i will not respond to you again ,and when i see you're name on a post i wont even bother to read it.wawawawawawawawaawawawawawawawawawawawawa,you should put you're truck to work and have a few puffs of the tail pipe.you are useless whiner!:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
 

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I have one guy who has been with me going on 4 years now. Took me 30 plus guys that I can remember to hook up with a match. We know each others style so well we barely talk.....I try to stay one step ahead of him and it seems he is always ahead of me. We get along well - I spend more time with him than my wife, so we better get along. If I need other help either labor or more equipment or bigger equipment - I call on a small net work of friendly competators and we knock it out together. It has been working. I don't want employee's, but my body is aging so I need help....
 

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My point is these companies hire more managers but god no they won't hire employees that make the company money. You start pushing employees ragged thats a safety issue.

Too many of these companies would rather force employees work excessive over time. They won't train people because it costs money.
 

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CCS........I think your cab temp. gauge is just broken. It can't be 110 out there in the middle of the desert in August can it? :) I miss the Arizona high desert, but don't miss the summers where you are.......you ought to be up Prescott/Flag way during summer and down south during "cook time".
Does 98 degrees with 70% humidity get me a cold drink? I need a sweatband for my glasses and a my armpits are getting a rash from all the antiperspirant! The refrigerator in the barn quit today and my 5 day ice cooler holds ice for about 5 hours! Thank the good Lord for enclosed cabs and A/C. My love handles got nice and crisp today thanks to Bobcat's vent design but at least I was cool at the core. too bad I have open the door to change attachments. I'm waiting for the attachment that plugs in the hoses for me! :weightlifter:
 

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Does 98 degrees with 70% humidity get me a cold drink? I need a sweatband for my glasses and a my armpits are getting a rash from all the antiperspirant! The refrigerator in the barn quit today and my 5 day ice cooler holds ice for about 5 hours! Thank the good Lord for enclosed cabs and A/C. My love handles got nice and crisp today thanks to Bobcat's vent design but at least I was cool at the core. too bad I have open the door to change attachments. I'm waiting for the attachment that plugs in the hoses for me! :weightlifter:
I hear you. I'll take the higher heat/lower humidity any day.
 

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YellowDog....I have lived in Texas and their humidity and heat makes it pretty close to unbearable. I did concrete flatwork and sidewalks for awhile.......enough to get gas/food money and I was done with the work thing.....What makes up for the humidity is Southern Hospitality.......there is truly that in Texas.
 

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I don't like overtime the tax man takes 70% of it. The tax man loves it when you work overtime your pretty much working for nothing. If you can bank the time for holidays its a little better you get a paid day off.
 

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GR Thats why the owners of these big companies need to run efficently and lean. The gov takes all there money so they need to make alot of it.
heres the deal with the govt...i heard this on another site and i thought it was funny...

so a contractor from Kentucky bids a job for a new fence around the white house , he takes measurements and says "$900....$100 for profit, $400 for labor, $400 for materials"...a contractor from Delaware says after he takes a bunch of measurements "$700...$100 for profit, $300 for material and $300 for labor"...the contractor that bids from Jersey says without measurement to the white house project manager "$2700"...the PM says, "you didn't even take a single measurement, how can you give me that price?"...the contractor says "$1000 for me, $1000 for you and we hire the Delaware guy for $700"....the white house guy says "deal"....and thats how the government works
 
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