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Old 01-19-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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So at this time (2012) where can we find some laborers just for an hour or less? Just for moving household.
Post an ad on craigslist. Mention how much you'll pay and how many people you want. You can post it in the labor gigs section. Or in the regular wanted section even though that's supposed to be for wanted items, but it gets read a lot more than the gigs, and read by people needing to make a bit of money.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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ditto what HM said. even then, though, you run the risk of hiring an illegal. just watch out for that and you're gravy.

whatever you do, dont hire a day laborer outside of lowes, home depot or any similar store. get that job to an american, not someone who is likely an illegal alien.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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Not all of them are bad. A while back I hired one to help me take some furniture to the dump. He said he wanted the furniture and we took it to his apartment. When I saw how little his family had I felt like crying. He got paid and I ended up giving them some of my good furniture as well.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Schertz
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Post an ad on craigslist. Mention how much you'll pay and how many people you want. You can post it in the labor gigs section. Or in the regular wanted section even though that's supposed to be for wanted items, but it gets read a lot more than the gigs, and read by people needing to make a bit of money.

THIS! My cousins, during college, would often scour those section so he and his buddies could get some extra cash. They've helped people move old furniture to trash sites, assist with painting a fence, even a guy needed some help to take an old car to the junk yard. So you may get lucky and find someone like him, who's probably just looking for extra beer money or in his case, money to mod out his car. I guess a buck is a buck is a buck.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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Not all of them are bad. A while back I hired one to help me take some furniture to the dump. He said he wanted the furniture and we took it to his apartment. When I saw how little his family had I felt like crying. He got paid and I ended up giving them some of my good furniture as well.
yes, they are all bad. if youre in this country illegally, youre not helping.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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My mom used to ask the local football coach if he knew any players interested in helping out. Always worked well for her.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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ditto what HM said. even then, though, you run the risk of hiring an illegal. just watch out for that and you're gravy.

whatever you do, dont hire a day laborer outside of lowes, home depot or any similar store. get that job to an american, not someone who is likely an illegal alien.
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Not all of them are bad. A while back I hired one to help me take some furniture to the dump. He said he wanted the furniture and we took it to his apartment. When I saw how little his family had I felt like crying. He got paid and I ended up giving them some of my good furniture as well.
Define bad. If they are here illegally they are breaking the law so that is bad.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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I'd rather hire a Willing to Work / Hard Working Illegal that a Lazy Mooching Check Collecting Legal. Oh.....I've done that many times and my Life and Belongings are just FINE.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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Cheap labor? Our kids! Isn't that why we have them?
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Cheap labor? Our kids! Isn't that why we have them?
Well, they used to be good for turning the channels on the TV's, but they've long since been replaced with remotes!
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