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Discussions on lawn care employee related issues.
View Poll Results: Why don't you hire?
I don't know how/which steps to take in order to legally hire someone. 13 48.15%
I'm worried about not having enough money for myself to survive. 10 37.04%
I do not want any employees. 4 14.81%
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What's the trade off like?

Is there a lot more paperwork involved once you get an employee?

Are you stuck back at square one, with the only difference being now your in the office and not out in the field?

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Just reading a few more posts. Between the payroll company and your accountant you don't have to worry about a thing they take care of everything. The payroll place even gives you the start up paper work.

I wish I could offer benefits like health care but I can't, so I don't.
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In New York, if I pay my guy 11 bucks an hour and he works 40 hours it will cost me 635 bucks. That's for everything.
Would it be better to switch him to salary from hourly?
There are pros and cons to both, for both the employee and owner I'm sure.

Also, would you recommend a part-time employee, or a full time employee?
It's not easy finding part time employees, and it would be a waste if they ever left the company for a job that provided more hours, or more pay.
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Would it be better to switch him to salary from hourly?
There are pros and cons to both, for both the employee and owner I'm sure.

Also, would you recommend a part-time employee, or a full time employee?
It's not easy finding part time employees, and it would be a waste if they ever left the company for a job that provided more hours, or more pay.
The last time I had a salary job all I wanted to do was work less hours and all my boss wanted me to do was work more hours.

Even at time and a half I'd like to think my guy is making me money.
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I suppose if you hire someone to work with you, you're still going to reach a point where you no longer want to expand, so it's best to hire someone with a license and let them take care of everything (lawns, labor).

I like the idea of having more time to take care of other aspects of my company, to really be able to get a good shot at proper customer service.

Then with all my easy money, I can finally open up my top secret underground science facility, funding all of it's racy research.

My science will allow me to give life to an everyday cut of sod. I will have 'sod monsters' who obey my every command, we will rise....

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That includes taxes and the cost of payroll company? Do you find that having payroll company is worth the extra$. Most people do but some just do it themselves to save the cash. Just curious.
Includes everything. Worth every penny. I'm simple minded and don't want to know how it works. I just called in the hours for three guys and my part time sec. Their pay checks will be here tomarrow. Or direct deposit. Any way they like it.
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how do we vote for both A & B ?
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The results are amazing.

I think we need some solutions to these problems, anyone want to give it a shot?
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There's the thing right there.

It can be quite expensive to have a legitimate employee as opposed to paying someone under the table.

I hear it from my clients all the time - "You should hire a kid to help you out."

Well, yeah, that would be grand, but I do everything legally, and I can't afford to hire an employee. I don't know all the requirements/costs involved, but I'm aware of enough to know that it's not as simple as handing someone some cash at the end of the day.

And yes, working alone does force me to limit what I do.
THAT is the Golden answer.....most people don't realize if I hire you for $10 an hour, I'm really paying about $15-$18 an hour for you to work for me.

Now our great and glorious leader says if you own a business you didn't do it without government help. ( and people, i wouldn't doubt some of you will still vote for him. ) You can't win at a game if people keep changing the rules.
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