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Old 07-29-2014, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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There is a big shortage of construction subs in southwest FL right now. If people would return phone calls, show up to do the job, it would be great. Instead, people are having to pay premiums just to get someone to show up.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:20 AM
 
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There is a big shortage of construction subs in southwest FL right now. If people would return phone calls, show up to do the job, it would be great. Instead, people are having to pay premiums just to get someone to show up.
It seems strange to me that not only in today's economy, but in Florida's low wage environment in particular, that it'd be hard to find people willing to earn an average of $15-$18 per hour. Either there's widespread laziness or the companies in the SW FL area are trying to acquire labor too cheaply. Given that it's Florida we're talking about in this example, I'd say either option (or a combination thereof) is entirely plausible.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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Almost without exception, I've found that people who complain about their workers not wanting to work typically:

1) Have terrible management/leadership/people skills.
2) Don't pay a competitive wage.
3) Don't know how to hire.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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All the industrial places around here have help wanted signs. Fabricators, welders, machinists, operators... They can't get enough of them. The temp services actually talk to you like you're a human being
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Ontario, NY
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Anyone here ready to give up on finding people who want to do some real work?
I really can't believe you can't find reliable people that want a job. Either you live in Smallville, Kansas population 1000 or your offering minimum wage for college educated people. There's lot's of people dying for a decent job. Where are you located, What are you looking for in employees and what are you willing to pay?

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All the industrial places around here have help wanted signs. Fabricators, welders, machinists, operators... They can't get enough of them. The temp services actually talk to you like you're a human being
That must be very regional. I know someone that had to move to another state to find welding work.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: On The Road Full Time RVing
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Anyone here ready to give up on finding people who want to do some real work?
.
1. What kind of real work, and job is it ?

2. Where is the work at ?

3. How many hours a week ?

4. What is your starting pay for this work ?

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Old 08-09-2014, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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1. What kind of real work, and job is it ?

2. Where is the work at ?

3. How many hours a week ?

4. What is your starting pay for this work ?

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AND what benefits do you offer?
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Holland
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May I be so bold as to ask whether this is a serious question or a trolling post?

Despite all the positive news, lots and lots of good people are currently unemployed. Lots and lots. Getting good people should not be a problem. IF and only IF you are willing to pay a decent salary and not look at just one category, like young and unexperienced and thus cheap, as they do in Holland.
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