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    Landed a nice Mulch job, picked up another 5 yards for a total of $820 a month, and picked up my new yard signs . Double sided two colors 12 for $100
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    way to go hope i can catch up.

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    • #3
      I just turned down a mulch job today.
      It was simply too large for one man to handle.


      They said "I appreciate your honesty" in regards to my email response and stated "Yes, it is a job for a whole crew to take on".

      Some people would have fed them a line of BS and just did the job half a$$ed even though they knew it was more than they could handle. I find that even when I turn away work, people come back to me for other work at a later date because they recognize that I'm not out to screw them over.

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      • #4
        I just turned down a mulch job today.
        It was simply too large for one man to handle.


        They said "I appreciate your honesty" in regards to my email response and stated "Yes, it is a job for a whole crew to take on".

        Some people would have fed them a line of BS and just did the job half a$$ed even though they knew it was more than they could handle. I find that even when I turn away work, people come back to me for other work at a later date because they recognize that I'm not out to screw them over.
        I think most people would just bring help and do it.

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        • #5
          I think most people would just bring help and do it.
          I don't have "help".

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          • #6
            Damn man, why didn't you message me , we could have joined forces! You can still do a good job when you " oversee" the work.

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            • #7
              Damn man, why didn't you message me , we could have joined forces! You can still do a good job when you " oversee" the work.
              Well that's something to keep in mind. Gonna have to give you a call to discuss such things and see how far you travel.
              This was in N. Versailles if you're interested BTW. They did say to let them know if I knew of anyone with a "crew" that could handle it.

              I haz some pics too.

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              • #8
                Your constant mentioning of a "Crew" is confusing to me. You do not have to have a crew to take on bigger jobs, Ive takin on a 37 yard mulch job with myself and another. Yes it did take longer but the customer was still happy with the completed job at the end of the day ( Happy customer comment # 13 on my website!) Worst case you could toss 3 of your buddies company shirts give them a 5 minute run down on how to mulch and oversee their work throughout the day. My opinion and everyone is entitled to one.

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                • #9
                  No. You don't understand. I don't have any help - shirts or not. LOL.

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                  • #10
                    Your constant mentioning of a "Crew" is confusing to me. You do not have to have a crew to take on bigger jobs, Ive takin on a 37 yard mulch job with myself and another. Yes it did take longer but the customer was still happy with the completed job at the end of the day ( Happy customer comment # 13 on my website!) Worst case you could toss 3 of your buddies company shirts give them a 5 minute run down on how to mulch and oversee their work throughout the day. My opinion and everyone is entitled to one.
                    My thoughts exactly. I keep a few part time guys around but I have dozens of people to call if needed. I simply couldnt do the jobs I do alone. Just getting gas and food people ask are you hiring? I take their number either way.

                    If you post a labor gig on CL. Youll get dozens of responses. Out of work people wont care if its a one day job.

                    Recently I had a pressure washing job about 40 miles away. I thought of a guy that did some work for me but moved. I called him and he did all the work and I made $350 profit. A few days later got another call from that area and did the same thing.

                    Every business thrives on networking.

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                    • #11
                      No. You don't understand. I don't have any help - shirts or not. LOL.
                      Well if your content with that then so be it, but please dont hesitate to call or email if you would like to take on something a bit bigger than the norm, or even if you get behind with some things. Helping others gets you far.

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                      • #12
                        Just getting gas and food people ask are you hiring? I take their number either way.

                        If you post a labor gig on CL. Youll get dozens of responses. Out of work people wont care if its a one day job.
                        I haven't had to call anyone yet, but I have 5 numbers to call if I get a job bigger than I can handle alone. Plus a few family members that will do it as well.

                        3 of the numbers are from guys asking when I was getting gas or food....2 called from my CL service ad, not even a gig or help wanted ad....

                        I took each number and explained I can't promise them any work at all, but I'll call if i get something.

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                        • #13
                          We don't have illegals hanging out looking for work around here. At least not that I'm aware of.

                          A lot of my customers ask me when I'm going to "expand" and hire some people.
                          They don't understand the legalities/expenses of hiring an employee.

                          I can't afford an employee and I don't have friends/family who can "help out" even if I did want to use someone "illegally". That's just the way things stand for me at the moment.

                          Working legally is hard, but it is what it is. I started this venture knowing I was working my way UP - I'll get to the top eventually.

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                          • #14
                            I wouldnt hire a illegal either.

                            If your worried about the workmans comp, insurances , payroll, etc. Theres temp labor agencies you can call that take care of all of that. There is minimums 2 guys, 4 hours, etc. You might not get the best employees either but some will not bill you if your not happy.

                            I used one before I was set up to hire employees. It was $12.50 a hour per man. Since I bill over $50 a man hour, it was very affordable.

                            by the way Apex, where did you buy the signs?

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                            • #15
                              Local Guy here in the Burgh. Id give you the contact info but by the time youd get them, youd be paying the same.

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