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Hire subs or operators?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brad3403, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    Looking for input on whether it is better to hire subs or hire operators?
  2. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Do you prefer your groceries bagged in paper or plastic?

    Everyone's situation is different...
    What works best for one may not be best for another...
    There are good and bad sides to both.

    You may want to give some info about your operation before you can put any weight to any responses you may get.
  3. ff610

    ff610 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    It depends on what overhead expense you want for equipment, and what works for your situation. I've found that I run close to 50-50. I always say I'll use subs less when I add more equipment, but then I just keep adding more work too because I've got some really dependable subs! Everyone is a little bit different, just do what seems affordable.