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Old 11-28-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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where can you find day laborers in Conroe, TX
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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home depot parking lots?
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:36 AM
 
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I must admit that I was always leery of using the guys who hang out at Home Depot and other places. But then my brother-in-law, who was re-doing my entire front yard, picked up a couple of them at the local Home Depot.

Those guys worked all day and did very hard manual labor, removing old tree stumps, etc for $10/hour each. I was amazed at how hard they worked. We got their phone numbers and will use them for more yard work next month.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Local Knowledge - Where Can you Find a Day Laborer?

Day Laborers

http://www.houstonpress.com/2011-09-...-day-laborers/
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Be warned that threads like this almost always turn into political rants about illegal immigration.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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This doesn't have to devolve into ranting or anything political. It's a national and social issue that goes way beyond politics.

Hiring illegal workers is both illegal and counterproductive for this country. Just like buying Chinese products (and sending money out of the US), many times illegals also send money out of the US.

Why not help our country and hire a legal American citizen? It helps with the out-of-control problem of unemployment, and also keeps the money here, to recirculate in and strengthen OUR economy (not others). You can be part of the problem or part of the solution.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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This doesn't have to devolve into ranting or anything political. It's a national and social issue that goes way beyond politics.

Hiring illegal workers is both illegal and counterproductive for this country. Just like buying Chinese products (and sending money out of the US), many times illegals also send money out of the US.

Why not help our country and hire a legal American citizen? It helps with the out-of-control problem of unemployment, and also keeps the money here, to recirculate in and strengthen OUR economy (not others). You can be part of the problem or part of the solution.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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Absolutely agreed but good luck with that. My experience is when looking for American and legal cheap labor I never got a reasonable rate for the expected quality of service. I wouldnít mind paying a bit extra or more than what you would usually pay the illegalís. My experience is that the quotes for various jobs were absolutely out of touch when involving American legal labor. I donít mind paying what is fair but I wonít accept being ripped off and that is not un-American. Maybe some other folks were luckier and I hope is not just me.
I got a $12000 landscape quote for something that I was able to do myself with $1200/labor and $2800/material


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Why not help our country and hire a legal American citizen? It helps with the out-of-control problem of unemployment, and also keeps the money here, to recirculate in and strengthen OUR economy (not others). You can be part of the problem or part of the solution.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Houston
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^ I think I am on pretty firm ground here - no pun intended - when I say that the $12K quote among other expenses very probably included insurance if the company damaged something on your property; maintenance for the company's trucks which are probably quite new because it doesn't look good from a marketing - or reliablity - perspective to use rusty, beat-up and smoking 10 year old vehicles; and The Biggy, higher wages for the employees, but remember that those "fat" paychecks include the various taxes/SS/FICA/etc that are removed from those wages to benefit the employee (e.g. Social Security) and the city and/or country (yes I know cities and countries are not always good at spending that money, but that's not what is being discussed in this thread).
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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We have day laborers because black men and white men won't do the job intended for $10/hour. If you think they will, then you're delusional.

Ronnie
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