I'm so over the lack of help and/or people and they're BS. Our winter has been very mild so far this season but we've had a few big storms and have already been through 6 sidewalk people, 1 main employee quite Christmas Day (we got 30" in a day and a half), and left me in a bad spot, countless excuses why they can't work. Im so sick of hearing "do you pay under the table" because it will screw with their unemployment, sick of hearing "no I'm making enough to get by on unemployment ". One guy was a guy I know that went from having a 6 figure income and quitting to buy a homestead and live a simple life. His money is dried up but has a Wife, 4 or 5 small children and all he makes money with is Youtube videos (like 1200/month), doing welding once in a blue moon and his Wife has a part time job...but needs money because he realized he cant live off of Youtube and the occasional welding job, I offered him a plowing job but didn't like that it was at night mostly...I give up! Already decided to hammer through this year, drop all but a handful of our bigger accounts, run 1 backhoe, trading in our other backhoe on a Wacker Neuson wheel loader and putting a HLA type plow on it to take the place of 2-3 trucks, sell off 2 other trucks, salt spreaders and absolutely stop offering sidewalks. Rant over!