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i hired an illegal alien yesterday.

 
 
Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 07:13 am
i was sitting in my chair in the front yard and this ilegal alien drove up, he offered to prune my front and back yard trees. i hired him on the spot and paid him $250, I guided him in how i wanted the trees pruned and afterwards he did an excellent job cleaning up. He spend about 3 1/2 hours.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 07:17 am
@dyslexia,
did you check to make sure he had NO documentation?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 07:27 am
What was he . . . a Martian?
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 07:35 am
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:

i was sitting in my chair in the front yard and this ilegal alien drove up, he offered to prune my front and back yard trees. i hired him on the spot and paid him $250, I guided him in how i wanted the trees pruned and afterwards he did an excellent job cleaning up. He spend about 3 1/2 hours.

So he made $71/hour tax free? Wow, that's a pretty good wage. No wonder illegal aliens like working in the US.

The labor rate in New Hampshire for professional carpenters is around $70/hour, and that's for companies that carry full insurance and legal documentation.
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 08:41 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne
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The labor rate in New Hampshire for professional carpenters is around $70/hour, and that's for companies that carry full insurance and legal documentation.


wow...the union in S. Florida pays $26...why the disparity?
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 08:42 am
@rosborne979,
I think I'm in the wrong business.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 11:34 am
I should have my citizenship revoked so I can make that kind of dough.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 11:43 am
DrewDad and NickFun...

I have some work for you both. When can you show up?
ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 11:45 am
@rosborne979,
Rosborne

You make it sound as if full insurance is a bad thing.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 01:52 pm
@ebrown p,
Unfortunately, my carpentry skills are minimal.
NickFun
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 01:56 pm
@DrewDad,
My carpentry skills are also minimal but I have a strong back and I learn quickly.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 01:57 pm
Darn, dys. I would have done it for 300.
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 02:38 pm
@NickFun,
Funny thing...

The people "making that kind of dough" are trying very hard to get US citizenship.

Aren't you being a bit cavalier with your good fortune?
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 07:46 pm
@panzade,
panzade wrote:
wow...the union in S. Florida pays $26...why the disparity?

I don't know.

Many of the one-man-show carpenters up here charge $50 or $60 per hour, but many of them don't carry insurance or workers comp or criminal bond or any of the other things companies carry.

The professional Handyman/Carpentry companies charge in the range that I charge. One of our competitors charges over $80/hour.

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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 07:48 pm
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:
You make it sound as if full insurance is a bad thing.

It's only bad in that I (the owner) have to pay for it. But it's a necessity for running a professional business.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 09:03 pm
@rosborne979,
Yeah,,,, and the fact that Dyslexia (the employer) didn't pay for full insurance means that he should (and did) pay the employee more.

rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 09:14 pm
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:
Yeah,,,, and the fact that Dyslexia (the employer) didn't pay for full insurance means that he should (and did) pay the employee more.

Liability insurance protects my customers, workers comp protects my employees.

Insurance costs are higher than they should be, but they are proportional to how whacked out our legal system is when it comes to liability claims.

Also, insurance is not the only cost businesses incur which eat away at our bottom line.
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raprap
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 09:17 pm
It's things like this that make me want to go to Mexico and sneak back across the border. Perhaps then, with my education I could get a H1B visa and a job.

Rap
ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 09:23 pm
@raprap,
Maybe you could give your privilege of citizenship to someone who would actually appreciate it.
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2009 09:33 pm
@NickFun,
Quote:
I should have my citizenship revoked so I can make that kind of dough.


You (not just you, Nick) honestly think that this would be typical pay for this worker, for this type of work? You don't think, perhaps, that his "employer" was attempting to be fair & non-exploitative? Generous, even? I wonder how many other jobs that worker did that week & at what level of pay? And how many mouths he has to feed?
 

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