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How do kingwood residents feel about employing students

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Rubicon 1
Beach Girl 1
Froggie 2
TinktheSprite 2
sheddy 2
The Day I Tried to Live 1
a889324uu 1
ugly yapper dog 1
fuzz81 1
91BW 2
Axiom Power 7

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Axiom Power --- 5 years ago -

lets hear it from residents themselves!
what do residents think about a company that employs only high school students to do yard work and other things around the house? This would give the students great education on what goes into owning a home and it would also give them a little bit of cash to run around with. This service would also be at least a quarter of the cost of a private company. 

91BW --- 5 years ago -

Dear Kwkwkwkwkkkwmwmwmwmwmw,

I have experienced your generation of work ethic. I'd rather pay someone that can get the job done. Not interested in half naked selfies outside my home with a half raked lawn

And your said, "cash to run around with."

WTF? Save that $hit. Are you the wanna-be gangster of K-Wood?

And what do you know about "private" companies? Please explain. 

fuzz81 --- 5 years ago -

Wow. Way to encourage people to work. Lighten up. 

91BW --- 5 years ago -

Wow. Way to encourage people to work. Lighten up

Well said. 

a889324uu --- 5 years ago -

Did Imp forget the "M" in his 91 Beemer? LOL

The Day I Tried to Live --- 5 years ago -

This service would also be at least a quarter of the cost of a private company.

You're going to mow my yard, rake my leaves and clean my flower beds for $7.5? 

Axiom Power --- 5 years ago -

91BW you're a real motivational sounding person.
So because I'm in high school makes me a wanna-be gangster?

would you rather your kids ask you for $10 a day to go get food or go see a movie or rent a video game? or how about when they want that new michael kors bag or Xbox One? are you going to buy it for them so they don't b*tch at you? or would you rather your child save up some of their hard earner money and go get it theirselves so they learn the value of a dollar and hard work? 

Axiom Power --- 5 years ago -

Day I Tried To Live...
we aren't looking to mow lawns. the majority of kingwood already has a service. I am talking about odd jobs around the house such as.
+gutter cleaning and roof cleaning (several hundred dollars from a company)-- we charge $100 for you're average home
+christmas light decorating or removal (I've seen quotes in the thousands)-- we will charge around $150-$300 depending on size of home and how intricate of job
+power washing
+moving furniture
+pool cleaning
+large tree limb removal
these are some of the things we are looking to do 

Beach Girl --- 5 years ago -

I need my driveway and sidewalk pressure washed! 

Froggie --- 5 years ago -

I don't have a problem employing students. With that being said, the type of job would be way would I have a student on my roof or on a ladder trimming trees. There is a huge liability exposure and I'm quite sure that charging a fraction of what other companies would charge, it's doubtful that you can provide insurance. I'm not interested in being sued by someone getting hurt on my property. 

sheddy --- 5 years ago -

Yes, the majority of the stuff you listed are not something I would want an unexperienced person doing around my house regardless of their age. Teenagers are risk and shortcut takers, I'd rather pay more and have an experienced adult. 

Axiom Power --- 5 years ago -

I need my driveway and sidewalk pressure washed!
I can do that for you if you'd like! I am personally insured and would be more than happy to do that for you and anything else you may need done! 

Axiom Power --- 5 years ago -

thank you guys for the opinions. i am just seeing how people feel about it and yalls concerns are very real ones 

Froggie --- 5 years ago -

I am personally insured

I would double check on your insurance...I can tell you for certain that it won't cover you if you fall off of a roof....or out of a tree. Those are specific risks that are charged a hefty premium for, especially if you are being paid for that job. 

sheddy --- 5 years ago -

Yes, health insurance isn't liability. If you have the proper coverage keep several copies with you. I always ask for a copy if someone is working at my house. 

TinktheSprite --- 5 years ago -

I would love to eventually have a student help mow my yard, using my mower and equipment. The reason I don't use a lawn crew is because lawn disease can be spread from lawn to lawn using the same mower. I will eventually need help with my yard chores and some heavy lifting etc.. I remember being a poor student. I would love to help students out with some spending money and learning that hard work pays off. But I agree, I wouldn't hire a young student to do dangerous work done normally by licensed adults. It would also be nice to have a place to go to where students are available. I don't know any students and I wouldn't know where to find one willing to work. 

Axiom Power --- 5 years ago -

well when you decide you need something done around your yard go ahead and give me a call! 713-882-8311 

Rubicon --- 5 years ago -

I think it is a great idea. I'll call you if I need help. Are you looking for students to hire? 

TinktheSprite --- 5 years ago -

I will keep your number. Is there a name for your business? I assume this is all legal, hiring under aged kids and all? 

ugly yapper dog --- 5 years ago -

I like the idea. Just check what the laws are pertaining to lawsuits & employees getting hurt on the roof or wherever then have it in writing for people to see, sadly we are a very litigious area, but we shouldn't let that get in the way of productivity. 

Axiom Power --- 5 years ago -

Well no hirimg has happened or will happen until we have some steady work if we are lucky and I will definitely not be hiring anyone who is underage or I feel can't handle some strenuous physical activity. It is sad that we do live in such an uptite and nervous area. Yes, having proof of insurance and all is a great recommendation. Thank you! 

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