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Snow Shovelers $8 an hr? this guy is nuts

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Scottscape, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    wonder what kind of application process they put you through in order to be "accepted" as a shoveler lol :dizzy:

    this little guy was lucky enough to pass their screening
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 12, 2007
  3. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    $8 / hr as a sub?? This guy is crazy and that is an illegal way to have employees!!!
  4. mmplowing

    mmplowing Member
    Messages: 56

    Wow for $8 an hour I wouldn't even bother running a truck...just hire shovelers do do all the driveways.

  5. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    Sent him a e-mail what a fool............
  6. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I thought about doing the same thing. Please let us know what he says.
  7. mmplowing

    mmplowing Member
    Messages: 56

    Ya know as much of an idiot as he is.....it's those that accept his "offer" that are the true idiots. I really hope he is not able to find ayone.....heh.
  8. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    till you hit a 20' x 200' driveway with 12" of wet snow LOL
    how long is 2 guys gonna take to do that
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Hire the pigeon as a foreman ,get the worker for free!

  10. Wiseguyinc

    Wiseguyinc Member
    from MN
    Messages: 56


    There's a guy in my town who does the same thing. The city has even contracted him to take care of all their sidewalks because he is so cheap.He uses nothing but crack heads with shovels.I do not get how he finds help.I never knew there were so many crack heads.Maybe meth heads now. He also mows lawns.He charges my grandmas friend 10 bucks to mow and billed her once in 3 years.....go figure. I should report him to the IRS.He is bringing everyone else down.
  11. SnowDozers

    SnowDozers Member
    Messages: 86

    There is a company in my town that hires mentally challenged people to do things like put together boxes, clean hotel rooms, and other simple tasks. My uncle works for them and it's a great deal for him as it keeps his mind active and keeps him in a positive mood. The only down side is he works 40 hours a week and only recieves 30 to 40 dollars a week. They recently started to sub these people out to shovel sidewalks. They took a job that we would normally shovel for $600 a time, and did it for $235.
  12. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    Ok here is his reply (im in business to make money and yes i have 5 people now. and will hit my numbers by winter no doubt. it worked last year it will work this year. so if is big joke then it is on you because my profit margin is going to be extremely high. you need to go back to school apparently. Who is the ******* now *******.) What a jerk here is his e-mail polyacrylic@aol.com
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  13. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 771

    Fernalddude sounds like he's got GREAT people skills to match his fantabulous business practices.
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  14. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    From his ad: If called out you may only work for 16 hours during a 24 hr period ...":dizzy: Good God!!! He says you have to take an eight hour break after shoveling for 16 hours during a snowstorm? Is this guy nuts? He didn't say, but I'd assume you have to provide your own shovel. He's getting real close to the IRS definition of "employee". The really sad part is that it probably IS working.
  15. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    he has also opened a whole can of insurance issues
  16. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I'm sure the IRS has a report a tax cheat hotline/email type thing
    just a thought
    I'm sure they, and the state's department of labor (and workman's comp) would be VERY INTERESTED.

    Just a thought.
  17. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Ok so I may be off the mark here but what kind of degree do shovelers need and how much should we pay unskilled workers? My drivers have to get out and shovel as I don't have just a shoveling crew (my drivers get paid $20.00per hr. with my equipment and gas), don't take me wrong here but $8.00 to $10.00 tops around here of coarse you have to live where i live and see the lowballers here ( example 25k-50k parking lots getting plowed for $50.00 and subs getting paid $45-$50 per hr. and have to pay there own gas), I tell you what I can't see the price being off to far around here especially with the economy here, anyway he did say it could supplement somebody's income espscially with the holidays coming up.
  18. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Heck I run a loader and get $14/hr straight time plow all night work my 12 hour shift then go out the next night and load snow to be removed,$20 and shovel...sign me up ;)

    Every area has different rates
  19. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Thats right twenty and I never have a problem getting them out of bed to go push snow.
  20. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i don't understand why everyone is giving this guy trouble? you don't have to work for him, my hourly's i pay not much more than that.

    i ain't saying that if i worded it like that in the local paper i would get ANY calls. But how much do you think UNSKILLED laborers are worth?. you know i read the article and no-where did it say he was holding a gun to their head to take the job!! you all realize that that is ABOVE minimum wage

    what is wrong with contract labor why can't he just 1099 them at the end of the year? i donno

    certainly do not e-mail him that is just wrong!!!!!! if he wanted to discuss and argue about it he would be on PS. FERNALDDUDE do you remember how defensive you got when everyone was calling you an idiot for handling 36T of bag-ed salt per event?, what is differ than you e-mailing this guy and calling him an idiot?

    SORRY about the rant but i kinda took it personal 'cause that is about all i pay for normal full time help but i do pay a little better for sidewalk crew's,

    i have posted ad's before in hispanic newpapers just to get help, maybe he would have better luck if it were posted like this:

    Necesito múltiples a personas para poner una lista de la llamada para salir y mover con pala la nieve en mis propiedades de comercial en Hilliard. Esto será un trabajo de tipo subcontratista en ocho dólares una hora en el sitio. La paga no es negociable. Si aceptó que usted será pone una lista de la llamada y puede ser llamado en en cualquier momento día o noche durante un acontecimiento de la nieve. Si escatimó usted sólo puede trabajar por 16 horas durante un 24 período de Hora después de que que usted deba quitar 8 horas. Debe tener propio transporte a propiedades locales en Hilliard. Aceptamos a la mayoría de los solicitantes que encuentran los requisitos. Note por favor que esto es un subcontrató el trabajo. Usted será responsable de todos impuestos aplicables al archivar como nosotros no sacaremos los impuestos del concordado sobre la compensación. Esto es una oportunidad perfecta para ingresos suplementarios durante el invierno incluso si usted ya sea empleado.

    Si interesado manda por favor reasume por la conexión de correo electrónico de craigslist

    AT LEAST THAT WAY ANYONE WHO EMAILED HIM WOULD HAVE BEEN WANTING A JOB INSTEAD OF JUST TO GRIPE AT HIM (FERNALDDUDE) i don't undersstand why everyone thinks there time is any more important than the next guys.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2007