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did you use labor broker service before? those people offer me masons at 250-350/day/mason they ask for 20% down and said you have to sign agreement. seemed ligt to me and said they have works comp. and healthcare covered. said workers have been with them for 10y

would you consider that. I need Stucco/Eifs workers and can't find any
do you think it worth or should I sub the job
 

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did you use labor broker service before? those people offer me masons at 250-350/day/mason they ask for 20% down and said you have to sign agreement. seemed ligt to me and said they have works comp. and healthcare covered. said workers have been with them for 10y

would you consider that. I need Stucco/Eifs workers and can't find any
do you think it worth or should I sub the job
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I have used labor ready services before.... There is a reason these guys are not working for a contractor. If you need demo workers or strong backs they will do, but as far as skilled guys, good luck.... Need to babysit them.
 

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I would not expect temps from a labor service to be able to apply a stucco finish, no matter what they or the service said their skills were.
 

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CarpenterSFO said:
I would not expect temps from a labor service to be able to apply a stucco finish, no matter what they or the service said their skills were.
Exactly, I use those guys for cleanup and digging footings when I'm short on help.
 

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I don't know if these companies really care about their reputation or if it's just about getting as many guys into the field as they can. If you find a skilled guy, great. If you find a guy that you can teach, sometimes that will do.

But unfortunately, 90% of the time you get guys who really can't do what they say they can do.

I asked for 2 guys that know how to do low-voltage electrical work. They showed up empty handed without any tools. I gave them each a pair of strippers to start cutting back the jackets on the Cat-5 wiring in the comm closets. I checked in on them about an hour later and discovered that they were able to strip back the jacket but they hacked up the insulation on the individual wire pairs.

Obviously these guys had never done this before and apparently they were told that they were coming to do clean-up work.
 
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