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Old 09-04-2017, 12:01 AM   #11
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Labor ready or rent a drunk, The type of agency Roanova is talking about does have decent labor. Labor ready is for floor sweepers, some of the others do have some skilled labor.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:24 AM   #12
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Lol! Rent a drunk! Can't be more true!
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Yup, that's who I use. Definitely not for skilled labor, mostly for dig jobs or when you need help lifting or something. They are NEVER left unattended on a jobsite, and you have to watch them constantly, but the peace of mind that they are insured is worth it. If I feel like I need 2 guys to get a job done I will always request 3 and be prepared to call their office to pick up the laziest guy and tell them he's not working out. Again, they can be a pain to deal with especially at the beginning. What you have to do is use them a few times until you find some hard workers(they do exist) and then request those guys by name on your future jobs
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Labor ready or rent a drunk, The type of agency Roanova is talking about does have decent labor. Labor ready is for floor sweepers, some of the others do have some skilled labor.









I was working on a job once years ago and the GC had some of those 'rent a drunks' on the job sweeping up. One guy was sipping out of his soda can all day..........Did he really think people didn't know that he put liquor in the soda can? Too funny.
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we got a spot downtown where you can drive by and pick up a number of workers who stand around all day waiting for plumbers and contractors to drive by .... I have driven by this spot before and they see my truck and stand up thinking I need someone... some come running my way.. and I just keep driving on .... They have totally ruined the area and even a mcdonalds has closed up due to this doped up skum sitting down the street........

I know of contractors that actually take these guys out to homes and hand them a paint brush and tell the to get at it......

I would NEVER EVER let them on anyones personal property because they probably would be casing out the house to break in later.....

even on a commercial construction site would not fare well with the GC if
someone gets injured....

anyone crazy enough to use these guys deserves what ever happens ..
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When I was a one man shop or 2 or 3 man shop the day laborers were very helpful when extensive digging was needed. I eventually found a couple with green cards and ssn's and kept them. One disappeared but the other is now approaching 10 years working for me.
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we got a spot downtown where you can drive by and pick up a number of workers who stand around all day waiting for plumbers and contractors to drive by .... I have driven by this spot before and they see my truck and stand up thinking I need someone... some come running my way.. and I just keep driving on .... They have totally ruined the area and even a mcdonalds has closed up due to this doped up skum sitting down the street........

I know of contractors that actually take these guys out to homes and hand them a paint brush and tell the to get at it......

I would NEVER EVER let them on anyones personal property because they probably would be casing out the house to break in later.....

even on a commercial construction site would not fare well with the GC if
someone gets injured....

anyone crazy enough to use these guys deserves what ever happens ..
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When I was a one man shop or 2 or 3 man shop the day laborers were very helpful when extensive digging was needed. I eventually found a couple with green cards and ssn's and kept them. One disappeared but the other is now approaching 10 years working for me.

you better not brag too much about this... Trump might catch wind of it and deport him back to mexico......
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I would never hire an illegal worker from Home Depot, but that's just me. There are plenty of legit workers if you ever need a hand, I use a company that supplies laborers- end up paying about $25/hr. For them but they are legal workers and the company pays their workers comp. The quality of work ranges drastically but once you find a couple good guys you can request them by name for future jobs.
can you give me the info for the company?
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peopleready.com is this it ?
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