I worked at a temp agency once. Time of my life I didn't know what I wanted to do or where I wanted to live. Best job they gave me was at a lumber company disassembling test items. After 6 weeks the company wanted to hire me full time. I declined. Big mistake, I could have been retired now with a great pension.I tried a few times using a temp agency a long time ago with another company. I don't remember the cost versus what the worker made. My only recollection is that sometimes they showed up and sometimes they didn't. And when they did show up, they weren't anyone you would want to represent your company.
There is a reason a person works as a temp for an agency instead of just getting a regular job somewhere.
You made Brian's point.I worked at a temp agency once. Time of my life I didn't know what I wanted to do or where I wanted to live. Best job they gave me was at a lumber company disassembling test items. After 6 weeks the company wanted to hire me full time. I declined. Big mistake, I could have been retired now with a great pension.
Out of curiosity. How do your weeks go? Do you have consistent work back to back?I'm getting pretty discouraged. Between setting up payroll, Ca workmans comp insurance, w-4's, I-9's, and then finding a guy. I'm really frustrated right now. The first quote for comp insurance was $2,400 a year. Then the agent just called me and told me State Farm can't write me because they only issue comp on businesses that have had it for 2+ years. So they referred me to Statefund. Called them and was told I can only go through the website. I asked the lady then what was the point of her even answering the phone.
Got through the statefund site and the quote came in at $2,700. I also have my Farmers agent working on a quote for me. The first one he gave me was $7,600 a year. I'm really aggravated right now. How the **** do people run a business in this damn state with employees!
I may just stay a small one man show.
I stay pretty constant. I'm like everyone else. I have my slower times, cancellations, and reschedules that create holes in my day. I have enough commercial and PM that keep me steady through the slow times. I try to schedule things so they line up in a steady stream of work, using the PM to fill the gaps.Out of curiosity. How do your weeks go? Do you have consistent work back to back?
I agree, but I didn't really want to go there. But since you opened that door, here I go.Omg, that tribe is legion!! He’s either one of my former employees that kept moving west, or that’s his first cousin One week, and they’re making suggestions and telling you what equipment you need to buy with
Down South when someone is rambling on about whatever, we just say, “That’s nice”.I agree, but I didn't really want to go there. But since you opened that door, here I go.
I call it the "Good Idea Syndrome". Every newb has it. In my rental property days I used to tell my new employees, "Just do what I tell you and keep your good ideas to yourself. I don't wan't want to hear your good ideas".
I didn't take that approach with this guy. I'm trying to be a more patient and understanding Damon. Not the slave driver i've been known to be in the past. Yes, I was grinding my teeth as he was telling me all about the rug badger and how we could build a wash pit. I just sat there and smiled. I was impressed though that he had the initiative to do a little research on his own.