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    What's everyone do for money when it's 1 degree outside?

    I had to pull my gear from the garage and put it in my basement to protect it. Now I'm waiting for eveyone to pull down their Christmas decorations.
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    Live off the money I made last year & wait for Feb.

    Other than game planning for this year, not much I'm gonna do when it's 1 degree outside.
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    Yep...we still have a lot of gutter clean outs to do but with recent rain and then single digits, those gutters are frozen solid...the money put back from busier months get us through...money management is the key
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    I draw a weekly salary and my guys wash trucks every weekend. We have a few more commercial jobs to do but have just been waiting for the weather to break. Holiday lighting takedowns were started today due to the weather as well.

    Like Guy and Jeff mentioned you just have to spread your funds out to be prepared for dyer times. It's hard to do when you're new to the business starting out.
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    I would be more interested in what everyone does with their workers, let them collect UE, lay them off??? pay them a min amount?? this I see being a hurdle in this buisness

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave mac View Post
    I would be more interested in what everyone does with their workers, let them collect UE, lay them off??? pay them a min amount?? this I see being a hurdle in this buisness
    I'd be interested to know this as well. I'm probably going to add an employee this year and this is a major sticking point for me. I've crunched the numbers and I think that salaried non-exempt is the way I will go. That way the employee knows they will get paid in the winter.
    I don't want to go the route of laying employees off for the winter and then trying to fill spots/train people in the spring. Besides I would never want to work at a place where I knew that I was going to get let go every winter, so that isn't the kind of business I want to run.

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    If you have someone worthy enough let them collect unemployment. This way they can return when season starts. Partial unemployment is an option as well if you can work them part time in the off season.
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    Problem is you need to draw up an agreement that states if they collect monies over the closed term, they have to pay it back if they quit. Or work at least another 4 months the following season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Dubbs View Post
    Problem is you need to draw up an agreement that states if they collect monies over the closed term, they have to pay it back if they quit. Or work at least another 4 months the following season.


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    I'm pretty sure the department of labor would frown on that practice.

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    Panhandling obviously, people feel much worse for someone who's cold! The weather has been perfect for that.
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