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Old 06-21-2012, 07:34 PM
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Definitely listen to cheese here.
Those are the same rules I have always went by, and if im good at anything related to this business at all it is trimming.
Always use the correct amount of power from the machine required, not too much, not too little.
This business, and a previous job as a manager has showed me similar challenges. Working with employees is difficult, and most of the time more stressful than even seems worth it.
I'd advise you to let him go if you just really can't train him. Ive heard of excellent schools for this kind of thing on this site, might check it out. You should have even more outstanding quality when working with an employee, at a much faster rate. From the sounds of it you are slower, with less quality.
Good luck and let us know what you figure out !
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I am looking forward to this trimmer video! Great thread!
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I'll definitly take your advise on that. I've been doing this for a few seasons by myself while looking for a good job. Unfortunitly I never found one, so this year I decided to register my business and get insured. Take the plunge as they say.

Doing all this stuff by yourself on a toads shoe string budget is definitly tough. I've always tried to do my best and have yet to get a complain from any customer but I know I still have a ton to learn. Actually I don't think you ever stop learning in this buisness. One thing I do know is that i don't want the quality of my work to suffer because of a helper. Learning these techniques and how to apply them to training and daily work is essential.

Hearing these stories, listening to this advice, seeing pictures of work done and videos of people doing the work is HUGE when your learning. So i'm stoked that this site exists. Makes me feel like i'm not crazy. haha.

I'm gonna work on this kid and if he doesn't get it, then i'm just gonna have to start over. Oh well, gotta do what ya gotta do.
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