training employees

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ronslawncare, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    How do you guys go about training spanish labor.There is a labor ready office not to far from my area.The question is how do you train them to run the large mowers or any equiptment,do you have a training manual that is written in spanish explaining what should be done on each account.This would be my first employee,any info is appreciated.
  2. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    anyone out
  3. AK Lawn

    AK Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    no hables epanol? Do you speak spanish, it helps and is very important in understanding if they are talking $h!t about you, but personally being from AK not many spanish workers that do not speak english, so i do not let on that i speak spanish, as far as training all that i can think of is in spanish, or a manual is a good idea, sorry i can not me more help
    AK Lawn
  4. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    Wouldn't it be easier just to hire someone who can speak good 'ol english?

    I wouldn't go to Russia, looking for a job, and expect the guy who may hire me to learn english because I wouldn't/couldn't learn speak russian.

    Life is complicated enough already.
  5. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    amen to what SLS said! that is exactly how i feel. now i have no problem with someone making a living.. i DO however have a BIG problem with them making that money and sending it out of our country. i speak enough spanish to get me thru most conversations.

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