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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  2. R75419

    R75419 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    I read that too. They must of had one go off the deep end......:realmad:
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    More about they fired/quit.40 guys in a week.
  4. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    Must have been an over dose of the middle finger salute
  5. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Wow, just read it. Sounds like a week from hell. Impressive they were able to run 55 assets 24 hrs per day for 5 days straight with zero complaints though.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    You read it wrong, they had zero lost clients or account but yet had the most complaints ever during a storm.

    EDIT, My bad, it said compliments, not complaints.

  7. fairwaymowing

    fairwaymowing Member
    Messages: 90

    freaking awesome.....thanks for posting
  8. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Considering the size of the operation, loosing that number of employees is not bad for that kind of duration. Keep in mind, it was never specified if they were supervisors, operators, office staff, or hand laborers.

    I would HAVE to imagine that the bulk of those 40 were hand laborers. We loose at least 1-2 every event that lasts over 12 hours, and 5+ for a 24 hour event...

    Also, I personally know this company. They are a top notch operation, and could sit each and every person on this forum down and teach them things about the snow industry that they never dreamed of.
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    No put down. Just seems like lot for 1 week.
  10. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Oh I agree, imagine the headache of replacement within days before the next storm hits...

    Hand labor has to be the biggest hurdle in the commercial industry. A true headache most of the time.. When we find a good shoveler, he is compensated well, very quickly. Its rare though.
  11. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    It took 6,700 man hours and 50 loaders to clear only 525 acres??? Huh??

    I know of 120 acre lots that get cleared with 3 people
  12. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    The last thing I dream about is my snow business! :laughing:
  13. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer 2000 Club Member
    from Carver
    Messages: 2,803

    In 4 1/2 Days. It also includes hand labor and salting I assume. Reread the article maybe..
  14. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Wait a minute... "Employee found 2 naked individuals in a snow bank almost frozen." WTF! Employee knocked over a fire hydrant. # of calls to police for gushing water, naked bodies, and death threats. I bet this guy has some stories.
  15. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    Glad I don't work with them we would be cleaning up water instead of snow.
    I think this company should quit now I mean it cost than more than they make.
  16. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,072

    How do you know how much they make? it doesnt say.

    And the one employee found the 2 kids in the snow pile THEN found a guy face down in the middle of the street. as if big snow storms arent stressful enough:dizzy:
  17. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    From what it says weekly payroll and total payroll.
  18. potskie

    potskie Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 769

    I can almost guarantee you that is not true. With a weekly payroll amount that high their income is easily 7 digits.

    Company I used to work for had a franchise up north. They ran up $120,000+ in damages over a season and still made money. This place was at about 40,000 or so weekly payroll. So less than a quarter that size.
  19. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Makes me want to run out and build up my company to that size.

    Why--other than ego--would anyone want a company the size that going through 40 employees in a week is not that big of a deal?
  20. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    I like the retail stars page that's one hell of a mall to take care of