Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mlc gmc03, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Mlc gmc03

    Mlc gmc03 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 324

    i am having an extremly hard time find workers for both our mowing and landscaping crews, what have you guys found to work best

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    The guy I used to work for, he would get guys from the county Work Release program. Now, I'm not saying I would go that route, but those guys will do anything to get out of jail for the day. Only problem is, when they get out, they quit.

    By my house there is a 7-11 where all these day laborers gather in the morning. If you got something like that you could probably pick up somebody, and if their any good, offer them a permanent job. It's worked for some people I know.

    The traditional ads in the paper don't seem to produce much anymore, everybody's looking for a nice cushy indoor job.
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Day labor???????????? Good???? A guy who cant find a permenant job is all you will find there, and he will want cash at the end of the day. My best way was to find someone who had no experience. I did this because most lawnguys around here are losers to say the least.
  4. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    I agree but I like them without the experience so I can train them on my way of doing things and also so they don't come in with the "I know everthing there is to know" attitude...

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