Trying to hire a replacement

Discussion in 'the CleAn Room' started by Mark Saiger, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Cleanworks
    Cleanworks

    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    Messages:
    6,386
    Location:
    New Westminster,BC
    Name:
    Ron Marriott
    What works is that you tell them that if they don't go to university and become a professional, they will end up like their old man.
  2. SamIam
    SamIam

    Supportive Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Messages:
    6,280
    Location:
    California
    Name:
    sam miller
    You know my mode has said on numerous occasions to my son you don’t want to clean carpets the rest of your.

    At 23 with him putting 8% of his check
    Into the 401k and getting a 7 per cent match he could end up north of 8k in his first year of saving there. He’s also saving more living At
    Home to buy instead of rent somewhere.
    Mikey P and Cleanworks like this.
  3. Erik
    Erik

    Supportive Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,461
    Location:
    Michigan
    Name:
    Erik
    I used a guy on one job, I stopped at Meijer to get gas and he went to the bathroom and he disappeared...
  4. Desk Jockey
    Desk Jockey

    Hondo

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Messages:
    53,756
    Location:
    a planet far far away
    Name:
    I am MIGHTY!
    Or just don't stop at red lights. :icon_twisted:
  5. Small town janitorial
    Small town janitorial

    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Messages:
    136
    Location:
    California
    Name:
    Matt Ross
    I have half a dozen cousins who all excelled in college. I make more than them, work less than them, (except for the ones who can't find a job), and don't have the debt they have. College doesn't always equal education. I encourage education, but college isn't always the answer...
    Heck even my mom who got her bachelor's and has been a dedicated teacher working 55hrs a week for 30 years makes less now than I did at 29. And she has to put up with 6-8th graders every day.
    Most of my generation and younger have relied on technology to do their work, and have been given everything for nothing. There are exceptions, fortunently.
  6. Derrick T.
    Derrick T.

    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2017
    Messages:
    602
    Location:
    Reno, Nevada
    Name:
    Derrick Andrew Trulson
    Unless you want want to be a Doc or lawyer... University is overrated..it was huge mistake for me to go. I am glad that I stopped and took a different path. Best decision ever.
    Matt Wood and Mikey P like this.
  7. Derrick T.
    Derrick T.

    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2017
    Messages:
    602
    Location:
    Reno, Nevada
    Name:
    Derrick Andrew Trulson
    Unless you want want to be a Doc or lawyer... University is overrated..it was huge mistake for me to go. I am glad that I stopped and took a different path. Best decision ever.
    Steve Lawrence likes this.
  8. Justin Stockwell
    Justin Stockwell

    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,126
    I have to say that my Dad is great at figuring out how to find good employees.
    His employee Jon is the best I’ve ever encountered on the job. But I can honestly say I would never have hired him, or would have fired him in a day or two. But now he is what I would say close to perfect. Always on time. Uniform clean and never needs a hair cut. Handles a box truck with a 100 grand worth of stuff in it while I sleep like a baby.
    But I would have passed. So while it humbles me to say it ...Dads way of hiring and training works. I’m the first to criticize the young people of this generation , but it is what we have to deal with. So learning how to motivate young men who have almost no mechanical ability or social skill is gonna be something I need to accept.
    Dad genuinely believes every young person can be a good worker. I remember constant praise, with a steady stream of genuine responsibilities handed out as soon as possible.
    I’ve wasted some great talent, either by my abrasive attitude toward grown men who can’t do what I consider simple or by not rewarding rockstars with both the money and responsibilities they wanted.
    I imagine you are gonna be pretty good at finding some rockstars Mark. Having the heart of a teacher, probably helps.
  9. Mark Saiger
    Mark Saiger

    Mr Happy!

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    8,678
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MN
    Name:
    Mark Saiger
    Just had a nice meeting with young energetic man who owns a building, his own home and an artist. And paints exteriors and helps with a vrbo cleaning.

    Guy likes to work and personable. Encouraging meeting. Going to get him with me on a truck... As soon as my new one back out of the shop and see what he thinks about carpet cleaning.

    He has been watching some of our videos. Will see but encouraging meeting as he is mature enough also!
    darcie smith, Mikey P and Nomad74 like this.
  10. Nomad74
    Nomad74

    Supportive Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,262
    Location:
    Redding
    Name:
    Damon
    Hey Mark, accept my friend request on instagram.
    Mark Saiger likes this.
  11. Mark Saiger
    Mark Saiger

    Mr Happy!

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    8,678
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MN
    Name:
    Mark Saiger
    Will do

    Haven't been on there in days... Will go look right now
    Nomad74 likes this.
  12. Mark Saiger
    Mark Saiger

    Mr Happy!

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    8,678
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MN
    Name:
    Mark Saiger
    How come I can't find you on Instagram....

    What's your Name there?
  13. Nomad74
    Nomad74

    Supportive Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,262
    Location:
    Redding
    Name:
    Damon
    It may be A Plus Carpet Cleaning. Or APCC
  14. Nomad74
    Nomad74

    Supportive Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,262
    Location:
    Redding
    Name:
    Damon
    A669A9D8-1D67-436B-B4D2-D5BD8B946BBA.png
    Mark Saiger likes this.
  15. Mark Saiger
    Mark Saiger

    Mr Happy!

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    8,678
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MN
    Name:
    Mark Saiger
  16. Nomad74
    Nomad74

    Supportive Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,262
    Location:
    Redding
    Name:
    Damon
    I gotta tell you. I hate Instagram. I don’t understand it at all. My assistant takes care of that account for me. I’m so lost
    SCC and Mark Saiger like this.
  17. Mark Saiger
    Mark Saiger

    Mr Happy!

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    8,678
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MN
    Name:
    Mark Saiger
    I am slow to learn it too....LOL
    Nomad74 likes this.
  18. SamIam
    SamIam

    Supportive Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Messages:
    6,280
    Location:
    California
    Name:
    sam miller

    She’s probably got a decent retirement plan and better health care then anybody here
  19. SamIam
    SamIam

    Supportive Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Messages:
    6,280
    Location:
    California
    Name:
    sam miller
    Oops I deleted it it that was you?
    Nomad74 likes this.
  20. Derrick T.
    Derrick T.

    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2017
    Messages:
    602
    Location:
    Reno, Nevada
    Name:
    Derrick Andrew Trulson
    Its real easy once you get it.. im using it more and more because everything i post to instagram can be automatically posted to twitter and Facebook. Take advantage of hashtags. Im getting better at it. It was confusing at first for me... Good to advertise it.
    Mikey P likes this.

Share This Page