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What is fair wage for a helper splitting wood ?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by captjack, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Ryan'smilling

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    People talk about how an auto cycle valve is dangerous, but man when I see guys doing the two or three operator setup with one person running the valve it give me the heebie-jeebies. I'll keep my auto cycle valve and everyone else can keep their hands the fu©k away from my splitter while I'm running it.
     
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    Anyone who has not been around high school aged kids in the last 5 years absolutely, positively, could not, (ever!) imagine how they much they have changed. The smart-phone addiction - it is an epidemic. Walk into a high school hallway and see 20 or even 50 kids, all with their heads down glued to the blue light of their little machines. You'll think you're on a different planet! (I know you think I'm exaggerating... nope, saw this yesterday.)

    And while it's dangerous to generalize, and I know some good kids, even some great kids, the masses of them are stuck to those screens like junkies to a needle. In all fairness, they still each need to be evaluated as individuals. So as to the OP, I know one works for the local well company, runs excavators and machinery at 17, working on his CDL for 18, what a great kid - I'd hire him in a minute for $15.00/ hr. - the others? Nope, nope and nope.
     
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  3. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Amen. Especially on one of these
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    you are correct a kid or an adult under 40 that can keep their phone in their pocket for 60 minutes without looking is a rare find these days.
     
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  5. T. Mainus

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    All split up. Worked out to be about 48 cords worth all said and done.

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    Trapper_Pete ArboristSite Operative

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    now I may be biased having been 21 when my wife and I got married , 21 first house , 23 first child .
    by the time some one turns 21 they have had their soft start at adult hood since the day they turned 18.
    time to suck it up and learn fast if they were slacking before that.
     
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    father in-law, always told me that," if you don't have your right mind by 25. you are out of luck" …… lol leaves me wondering if I forgot something?
     
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