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How much are Home Depot parking lot workers #6614292
09/11/19 11:19 AM
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Couldn't really fit into the title what I wanted to say.

How much does it cost to hire a parking lot laborer in your area?

I don't know if it's like this everywhere, but in Washington there are Hispanic workers gathered every morning in Home Depot parking lots, if you need some labor you stop by, negotiate a price and pick one up for the day.

A contractor friend of mine does it occasionally. He just told me that the minimum you can get one of the guys for now is $25 an hour cash, they won't work over 8 hours, you provide lunch, and you can't push them.
He said he sent one of his Mexicans up there to see if they could get a better deal; no way, that's the going rate.

Who says the economy isn't doing well.

I'm thinking of a career change!!!

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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614295
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Been like that a while. Anybody that takes less wont do it twice. Kind of like their own union enforcement.


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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614299
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I have an employee who makes $25 an hour all on the books, by the time I pay taxes, work comp etc he cost me right around $41 per hour. I try and do things right, legal, but how could I compete with a company who saves $16 an hour on labor by hiring off the books and paying cash? These guys hiring off the books labor for cash are gaming the system and there doesnt seem to be any real consequences for it.

Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614306
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Yea, the unlevel playing field. Bunch of that kind of stuff here too.

Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614332
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Hmmm. I wonder how many coons they could skin and flesh in an hour.


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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: Kart29] #6614356
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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: Kart29] #6614357
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Originally Posted by Kart29
Hmmm. I wonder how many coons they could skin and flesh in an hour.



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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: Donnersurvivor] #6614358
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Originally Posted by Donnersurvivor
I have an employee who makes $25 an hour all on the books, by the time I pay taxes, work comp etc he cost me right around $41 per hour. I try and do things right, legal, but how could I compete with a company who saves $16 an hour on labor by hiring off the books and paying cash? These guys hiring off the books labor for cash are gaming the system and there doesnt seem to be any real consequences for it.

That seems awfully high. Our employees cost us 11.5% more than their hourly wage. That $25hr employee would cost us $27.88.

Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614364
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Makes me want to put on a sombrero and go stand in line

Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: cci] #6614370
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Originally Posted by cci
Makes me want to put on a sombrero and go stand in line
dang right I would be good with that cash money no taxes. Only 8 hours work. Sounds like the american dream.

Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614394
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Ya ever check their papers, my boss got a couple once and they were illegals and stole right out from under him in the two day's he had them work !


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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: Matt28] #6614396
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Originally Posted by Matt28
Originally Posted by cci
Makes me want to put on a sombrero and go stand in line
dang right I would be good with that cash money no taxes. Only 8 hours work. Sounds like the american dream.

Sounds more like vacation compared to the job I worked for 40 years.$25 cash with no taxes witheld is like $32 an hour.Where do I sign up for this?

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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614397
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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614402
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I was talking to a business owner who does everything from lawnscaping to large construction. He said more than half his workers are Mexicans(legal workers)and they work harder and more hours than almost any of his other guys. He also said they'll work weekends and long hours without complaint.

Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614429
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Yesterday while picking up some supplies I had an older dark skinned us citizen say he would work for 5/hr.
He was in the minority on the lot.

Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614564
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$25 cash, ie: no taxes to help pay for all the free stuff they get, and most of the money goes back to Mexico.


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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614631
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They each likely cash a few welfare cheques every week too under several different names\ID's.
The people hiring these scammers are worse than the scammers.

Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614650
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Wonder why I.C.E. doesn't show up 2-3 times a week????????????

Could it be nobody really wants to stop illegals?


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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: Pike River] #6614652
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Jeez Pike River - 11.5 %. My workmans compensation is more than that! Matching social security is 7.65%. Liabiity insurance per worker. Unemployment compensation . Federal unemployment. Paid vacations and vacation pay is 5 percent or more depending on years of service. Partial healthcare payments if provided. Book keeping costs to keep track of all employee expenses and paperwork involved. Plus a bunch of small misc. expenses. 50% is about a break even number. And you don't run a business on break even.


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Re: How much a Home Depot parking lot workers [Re: waggler] #6614662
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Contractors who I know who hire these guys would gladly hire a more permanent type of worker, but there are none around here; especially white guys, if you do find one they are lazy, whiny, and don't have any skills.


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