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15.00 bucks an hour,who in?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  2. Snoviper

    Snoviper Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Pretty soon that's gonna be minimum wage.
     
  3. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    " And will be assigned a weekend shift " :gunsfiring:
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    Hold on a second, they'll pay someone 15.00 to sleep? Sign me up!
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Nice to know that the training and experience for a CDL commands 15.00 dollars and hour.

    And love the the "13,000" potential, if they have to go out every weekend for the rest of the season. Which I seriously doubt would happen.



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  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Thing is,they are putting guys in those highway trucks with 20 tons of salt plowing roads in places they have never been.Most of the shifts will be 10-12 hr a day.
     
  7. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,995

    Can I sleep on your couch ?

    That $15 an hour is awfully tempting...:help:
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I have a nice dog house,that I use all the time.
     
  9. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,995

    Cool ....

    I'll feel like I'm right at home.. Thumbs Up


    Mighty kind of you, fella. Can you put a light bulb in there so I get a little heat? Some straw bedding would be oh, so nice....:)
     
  10. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Are they union ?? I can't imagine if they are how they are allowing people to be hired to perform the same job for what I imagine is a lot less money. Kinda b.s 15 an hour no benifits weekend hours , they need to double the 15 to be taken serious. Unfortunately the way everything is I'm sure there are people lined up for the jobs
     
  11. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806


    If the union guys don't wanna work what can ya do need to get someone.


    This is not the 1st time Erie county has been in the news with regards to snowplowing. Wasn't there a mix up between the state and the county? County wanted more money to maintain the roads but the state didn't want to provide more?
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sort of,the towns wanted more money to plow county roads.
     
  13. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Did they get that all sorted out?
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes.1.5% price in crease.
     
  15. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Wow, this is ridiculous. I get paid that for driving a 3/4 ton pick up.....I don't think I'd get into a real truck for less then $20, especially in crappy conditions.
     
  16. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    The unions generally force them to pay full wages or hire full employes otherwise the shift dosent get worked.
     
  17. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Dam... i'm paying to much
     
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I would do it for that That's a good wage around here

    My county here pays 12 to run a grader or a truck My cousin works for them
     
  19. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    That is average here too. It's not a job anyone can do, but it ain't rocket surgery either. Drug test weeds out the retards.
    Drive a log truck, and do it well, you will get 20. Hazmat drivers probably the same range, but that is a guess.

    I ran the numbers tonight, and so far this year, I have averaged just over $100 per hour. Somewhere around $103. Gross, not net. After fuel, and other assorted things like plow fluid, and a hose, it drops to around 95 per hour. Factor in truck payment, insurance, wear on the cutting edge and tires, it goes down to around 80.
     
  20. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    If I get 100 half of it goes to equipment wear and tear + fuel the other half is man and everything else Thats how I look at it So if something breaks or I need a new one The money is there