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- Feb 10, 2017
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- North idaho
Same problem here in N idaho, can't find climbers, and the thing is that I want to do less of it lol
DittoSame problem here in N idaho, can't find climbers, and the thing is that I want to do less of it lol
Get real with the money. Your numbers are weak.While it's true that good employees can be hard to find, I think much of it comes down to employers not offering adequate compensation for the jobs they seek to fill.
Try upping the starting pay you’re offering by $10/hr and I would bet that some better candidates start falling out of the bushes. A good climber will make you at least $100/hr in billable gross - don’t be cheap.
Try to look at it from the perspective of how much more good work you can get done with skilled, properly motivated help - if you think you can’t afford it, you should look for other ways to streamline and improve the efficiency of your operations and better position yourself in the market.
You might be right.Ball bustin in good fun is good ..... just as you put it. It will help with motivation, as long as everyone can laugh about it.
As far as I'm aware. A contract climber cannot use your gear/saws and be compliant with OSHA and insurance policies .....
I could be wrong. Been quite some time since I've paid them any mind at all.
My 200t is sportin a 16 with just minor muff work. I'd like to warm it up a bit, when I catch up on some of my other saw projects. i like having a top handle that can pull 16 for larger take downs.You might be right.
A saw rental fee should be in that.
The first calls tomorrow will be about insurance coverage. They may not make it to the rental periods... bummer.
I've been told twice, "I'm ready to go Monday."
See how that shakes out tomorrow when I call again.
Wondering who's really prepared and ready to go now.
One 200T work saw needs a new kill switch wire. A few 192's need the cobwebs blown out tomorrow then chits ready on my end.
Have to finish up another 200T in the morning and do a video. It's leaving me sadly. We had a good run. The next owner will really enjoy it all jacked up and fresh. 0.015 base cut, ported cylinder, carb, air inlet and muffler. Ignition advanced on timing. It's a screamer. 16 or 18" no sweat.