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Just saw frugal use of salaried employees

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NoStockBikes!!, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. NoStockBikes!!

    NoStockBikes!! Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I was just out driving around, and I saw a local landscape/snow removal company truck, bed filled to the brim with.... Phone Books. One guy driving very slowly, and two guys running them up to the doorsteps. I know this guy has about 7-9 salaried year round employees, so apparently he's doing that as a way to cope with the lack of snow here this year. Not sure how excited I'd be about delivering phone books, but hey. That's the kind of thinking that helps keep a guy in business when business is slow. You've got trucks, you've got people, what the hell.
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    you don't make that much money to have 2 guys throwing and one driving i did that here one year 300 big yellow pages and 75 business to business was like $50 plus $9 for gas plus you have to bag them .not worth it if you want to make money maybe there it's different
  3. Highpoint

    Highpoint Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    Been there, done that. In 1985. I drove, had a 14 run. No $s in it though.
  4. NoStockBikes!!

    NoStockBikes!! Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Beats the heck out of paying them to watch TV, though.
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,250

    Just out of curiousity, whereabouts in Minnesota are you located. I know a few contractors from the greater Minneapolis area and if it turned out to be one of them, I would have a really good laugh.