To start, I run a small 2 guy operation. Myself, working all of the lawn treatment business and other misc stuff, and my mowing guy, who does just that 90% of the time. Hired a guy this year who is more than a HS/college kid, good worker, gets the routes mowed, quality is good (could be excellent, we have discussed that). Guys a strange dude though, kind of loner and not socially capable in a sense. He HATES working with me and prefers to do everything on his own. Almost a little cavalier about it, and it rubs me the wrong way. For example, I finished my work a bit early yesterday and saw him finishing up his last mowing acct as I drove by. I stopped to help him finish up (cause thats what farm boys do, help out) just to give him a leg up in this torrid, humid heat wave we've been having up here. Went to pack up the truck and he lectures me on how he gets shorted so much time if I help out, that I need to stay out of the mowing segment. I see his point with wanting to get his hours in, but his attitude irked me. I've never had a guy yet who wasn't willing to sacrifice a few hours to get the hell out of the bad heat and finish up for the day. Maybe I should count myself lucky to have a guy who wants to leg it out on his own, IDK. This is probably just a rant....how do you guys deal with an employee that you really don't see eye to eye with well and who seems cavalier almost to the point that they seem like they could run the business better than you? Pisses me off, but I'm all ears. Thx!