winter workers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Husky, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Husky

    Husky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    ok, so alot of you have workers obviously,,,so what do you do with them in the winter? do you lay them of?

    set money aside for them during the winter,,and pay them over the winter with the money you sat aside from there check?

    im all ears?
    What makes a person want to work during the summer, and then get layed off in the winter?? makes no since to me?

    Of course, im solo and understand nothing but incoming checks
  2. jfenton

    jfenton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Don't you guys in the States have unemployment insurance? My guys take it easy for 4 months on 60% on their wages
  3. Red Hemlocker

    Red Hemlocker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Yeah we have it. And who do you think pays for them taking it easy????????? You have to faqctor that in YOUR pricing.
  4. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    My guys do the same as I do, we work thru the winter, small odd jobs. I have a p/t job that lets me work when I want, for example in the winter, any day that does'nt snow I go in and work. If it snows, I plow and they know that I won't be in. In the summer any day that rains I can go in for a minimum of 4 hours, believe me this helps out big time and I still have time to do alot of my own stuff, blade sharpening, tune-ups etc. The guys do pretty much the same thing, they get p/t jobs and work with me on small winter jobs, Gutter cleaning, painting, holiday light hanging,
    basement clean-outs etc.
  5. Andyinchville

    Andyinchville LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    My guys like being off in the winter to do whatever they want to do....Of course they rent from me and live for free during the off season (iI even pay their utilities for them.....really no expenses for them other than food and drink)....Of course they can do some PT work w/ me if they want but they mostly o all winter w/o work for the most part.

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