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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Were to find people to hire

I need to hire people and dont know were to find people who want to work. CL wants 25 bucks to place and ad and all you get is people who aint worth crap and dont want to work. Does any one know were I can place an ad to get people who want a job. I have gone to the Unployment office and the local College so i am about out of ideas here. Any one have any. Thanks guys
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Unfortunately people who want to work, are able to work and will not destroy your equipment are only slightly more difficult to find than an honest politician.

For short term work I will hire family and friends who are out of work or looking to make a little extra cash.

For long term it is a crap shoot. My experience has shown that you will hire and go through about 10 people to get one good one.
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its hard to find people worth crap/ family and friends anit worth it either cause they want more than the pays cause they think your rich. (i wish i was) so that leaves no one left. lol
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I groom my own. Try the local high school. After they are done scrounging through the "loot" in the trashout, they can really haul garbage! Works out great in the summer during the peak lawn season.

Disclaimer: I had a few that didn't work out. It helps that my neighbor is the principal and fills me in on who the "good kids" are.



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As odd as this sounds...ex cons are some of the hardest working people I have ever run across, I have hired more than a few and have never had one issue besides the occasional inconvienent PO meeting.
Full discloure most were friends before they went off the rails and had to do time ,but I never held that against them and they have turned out to be some of the most loyal employees I've ever had..Maybe because I belived in the good in them?.

Since I am also a contractor there are times when we have been doing a job and the General or a customer will try to go around me and hire them away from me or get them to do a side job and they will promtly tell them "I work for ...talk to him".

Now granted in a situation were bc's are neccessary this would not be ideal,but if you know someone that needs a second chance it could be a avenue to pursue ....
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its hard to find people worth crap/ family and friends anit worth it either cause they want more than the pays cause they think your rich. (i wish i was) so that leaves no one left. lol
My family knows I ain't rich and that I will fire them just like anyone else and still expect them to show up for Thanksgiving dinner.
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It is ironic with all the talk about the background checks, but I have had felons work for me that did great work, were knowledgeable, and could organize and run crews. I had a guy who was a former developer and built and entire subdivision of new homes, others who were plumbers, licensed electricians, etc. Of course with everything like that there are negatives. It was usually drugs, repeat duis that did them in. Mostly I have found good help thru word of mouth. I pay fair and on time and kept folks busy when they couldn't find work.
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I started with a core group of family and family friends. I still try to hire from that pool of people. It has extended now to friends of family friends.

A word of caution when doing this, it can breed hard feelings when you have to fire someone. But, if you choose well up front, you usually don't have to fire anyone.

The biggest red flag for hiring someone, in my opinion, is the lack of a vehicle. If the guy your looking at hiring does not have his own reliable transportation...don't hire. Even if he has his Mom or brother or whatever to drop him off. Pass on hiring. My experience has been the guys that do not have their own vehicle are the ones that will stab you in the back. Steal from you, go back to houses you just did an initial secure on and steal stuff from the dwelling, ect.

Don't know exactly what the connection is between no car and thievery, but it has been a common denominator.
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Have you tried the unemployment office????
Labor max...etc...

the car and thievery thing....so true in our rural areas....

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i agree no car no job. people are down on there luck but dam at lease have a car. I am on the collage job boad, unemplement board, got to hit the high schools when they start back after the x-mas break. other than that i am lost as to were else to get people. I pay good it works at to be 15 to 20 buck hr you would think at that pay i would have camping out in my yard for a job. funny when i started this company, i only wanted to make some money, not work every day so i could spend time with my new baby and wife, and now i work 7 days a week sun up to sun down, have 3 people working for me, payroll, ect funny how things work like that
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