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StartALawnCareBusiness
10-02-2007, 02:47 PM
Imagine this scenario:

It's been raining for 3 days straight. All your lawn care customers are calling wanting to know when you can cut their grass because it's growing like crazy. You have a spare lawn mower and an extra string trimmer on your trailer and the work you have ahead is basic lawn mowing.

Would you consider driving to your local Home Depot and hire someone on the spot to help you get caught up with your work? Before you do, there are a few things to consider:

Dirt Cheap Labor (http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/SaveMoney/DirtCheapDayLabor.aspx)

This article opened my eyes to a few recent rule changes. Communities are enacting tougher local codes to deal with the challenge of undocumented labor.

Steve
10-03-2007, 10:47 AM
I wonder how many of these towns do stings to catch people trying to do this. I bet a bunch do.

Interesting article! It makes you think.

quickcleanlawn
10-03-2007, 07:55 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Oct. 03 2007,10:47)]I wonder how many of these towns do stings to catch people trying to do this. I bet a bunch do.

Interesting article! It makes you think.
They do here.
i always see immigration and local law enforcement.
cracking down on the laborers in front of home depot and lowes.

Steve
10-03-2007, 08:28 PM
Wow!

Has it effected things at all in your area? Do you see less day laborers?

SerranoLandscaping
10-04-2007, 12:33 AM
I've never seen this at any home depot in my area. Maybe this is a down south thing.

UNRgrounds
10-05-2007, 11:10 PM
Well, here in Reno this past weekend. ICE cracked down HARD on fast food restraunts and casinos. I think all but 4 or 5 Mc Donalds had to close completely because there was no one to work anymore. I think that isn't enough personally, but another topic all together.

Wayne909
09-26-2009, 06:22 AM
Well i cant say i ever seen this in front of lowes, but i never go there until weekends/late evenings. Although there's some lawn/tree service owners who pay under the table i know of.. Mainly because the guys they use call wonting a job with me..

I do wish we had immigration around here though.. Reasons I'm sure i dont have to explain to you guys.