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sidewalk helpers??

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Scenic Lawnscape, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    what is the going rate to pay your guys to run a snow blower and salt sidewalks. will be riding in truck with me and getting out to do the cold work.. im in mi if that makes a difference
  2. edshipp19

    edshipp19 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I pay my two 12 hr. They are happy since there other job they can't work when it snows only pays em 10. I charge $35 an hour for shovelers w/ an hour min at every job they are on
  3. Grshppr

    Grshppr Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I pay my sidewalk guy $15/hr.
  4. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    contract employes

    what about contracting the sidewalk help, and then u can just give them a 1099 at the end of the year and they are making more money now (so they think) if so does any one have any ideas as to how i should word the contract
  5. DadnSon

    DadnSon Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I'm in Mich. also and pay guy's $15 an hour with no 1099's for them to worry about.

    I know a few other's that wanted to do this and the sidewalk guy's told them ADIOS!! I would have done the same if I was in their shoes having to do the grunt work.
    Instead of a 1099, an additional contract, ticked off shovelers or freezing my butt off, I just look for creative way's to write off the money paid and/or absorb the cost.
    Heck, I'm making darn good money for the work so, I want them to feel they are being reasonably compensated and I kick them a little something extra at the end of the season based on their performance. This gives them incentive to do well and to be dependable and doesn't make me look like a tight/cheap a**
  6. AGLawnCare

    AGLawnCare Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I think i pay my guys the most but i expect 110% and i get it. 18-22/hr. I'm in MI i don't know how much it matters. Most guys i know pay 14-16 but i like to pay well.