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hourly pay snow removal !!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by johnnyusa, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa Member
    from ct
    Messages: 78

    Have a good worker named isaac who started this year for me and i pay him 17 per hr. to cut grass and hes my highest paid grass cutter and he doesnt have a drivers license but hes great with cutting . he told me when he started he works all year round and knows how to plow , shovel , and run snow blowers and will work with me over the winter. today one of my other workers called me and said that isaac told him that if I dont pay him 30 per hour during snow he'll go to other company from last year and work for him. I dont want to lose guy but also dont want to start precidence with paying that much because these guys all start talking and next thing you know they're all asking for more money.. how would you guys handle this?
     
  2. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa Member
    from ct
    Messages: 78

    forgot to mention I paid 20 per hour last year to workers for snow work
     
  3. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 657

    No drivers license? How is he going to plow Does he have a education at all?
     
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Let him go. Unless he in insurable, and has a drivers license, he is of no use to you in a plow truck.
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Why doesn't he have one?
     
  6. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Sounds like he's worth more like $12/hour and he can run his very own shovel. Let Isaac walk
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    That's normal for snow

    Even Brickman/valley crest does that

    Don't be a cheap ass. But he needs to get license
     
  8. MK97

    MK97 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,050

    Instead of using third party info, just call him and ask what his deal is. For some reason people love to gossip and start problems.

    If he has no license, then tell him to get lost. No real company would hire him for $30/hr if he can't run a truck.
     
  9. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    30 an hour is absurd. If he hasnot mentioned it to you and it's just him talking to the other employee then just ignore it for now. I used to be an employee too, a lot of the guys talk like that but that's just it, it's all talk.
     
  10. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    We pay shovel guys $20 an hour

    Atv guys get 30

    Equipment / truck drivers get $35

    Unless they are sub naturally higher
     
  11. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    But 30 for grass cutting? That's crazy
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Said 17 for grass
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    CT prices are higher ,but maybe not that high,
     
  14. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I took it as the employee wanted a straight up raise to 30 an hour
     
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    I took it as 30 for plowing only
     
  16. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    He sAid 30 during the storm

    Reading comprehension folks
     
  17. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    My humble apologies. Tried reading and watching a movie at the same time.
     
  18. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa Member
    from ct
    Messages: 78

    when approached ill tell him 25 per hr. to run 4wd tractor w/ snow blower at condos if he wants 30 per hr. he can come in and run tractor at condos and when done after 5 hours its time to go home for him and the 22 per hour guys can stay on for another 10 hours
     
  19. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    25.00 an hour for a tractor. If it's got a cab and heat that's not a bad price imo
     
  20. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Im trying under stand this You pay him $17 and then you bump it up for snow Why?
    If he only worth $17 in the summer time Then that's what he is worth during winter time

    Help me understand this