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Old 07-21-2022, 11:00 AM   #1
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Smile Anyone want to work on Saturday?

I need to build a half mile, 3 strand barb wire fence on Saturday, July 23.

I'll pay $12.50 / hour plus lunch. I need 2-3 people. The land is about 10 miles west of Hearne and 35 miles north of Bryan / College Station.

Most of the land is open, but there is some serious thick brush in some spots, about 300 yards. And, I need to repair a fence along the county road, which is entirely in the shade but there's a lot of Yaupon to deal with. We will not be digging any holes but driving a lot of Tposts.

Send me a PM if you can help and are willing to work 6 am - 1ish. If things are going well and everyone is up to it, we can stay longer.

I am running out of grass and this fence will help me dramatically increase the amount of grazing available. And keep my neighbor's cows out of my lease.
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:09 AM   #2
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It sounds like you need some undocumented workers…….
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:24 AM   #3
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You are probably going to need to get some of your buddies involved with that.
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:27 AM   #4
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It sounds like you need some undocumented workers…….
You spelled illegal invader’s wrong.
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:35 AM   #5
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It sounds like you need some undocumented workers…….
There not going to work for that. Good luck

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Old 07-21-2022, 11:38 AM   #6
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They wont work for that.
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:38 AM   #7
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Ha ! I thought I was the only one fool enough to be building fence this Saturday. Got to build a fence around the camp house and the newly dug pond to keep the cows off my front porch. Ain't gonna be easy digging them holes in that rock NW of Menard.
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:46 AM   #8
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wish you were closer!
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:56 AM   #9
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You might ask Abbott to hold that last bus to DC! 😂😂
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:04 PM   #10
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wish you were closer!
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:18 PM   #11
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It sounds like you need some undocumented workers…….
$17.00 per hour...
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:23 PM   #12
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$17.00 per hour...
Y’all might be in the wrong neighborhood, I’ve never paid more than $12 and I’ve hired a bunch of them.
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:28 PM   #13
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Take that 35 mile drive to the Lowe's off of 6 in BCS
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:32 PM   #14
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Y’all might be in the wrong neighborhood, I’ve never paid more than $12 and I’ve hired a bunch of them.
When was the last time?

Last fence I had built the guy said he came from Mexico and he's been around a long time. He can't find any to work for less than $17-20/hr.
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:46 PM   #15
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In my experience you’re gonna need to up that to $20 to have a chance of getting a good worker even then you’re going to need to find the right person, good luck
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:50 PM   #16
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What’s for lunch?
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:51 PM   #17
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Illegals have been getting expensive for 10-15 years IMO.
Similar to what people say big box stores do. Drive out the competition with low prices, then raise them up higher when they close the doors.
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:52 PM   #18
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Might try your feed store. See if any of those high school kids need some extra money.


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Old 07-21-2022, 12:53 PM   #19
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$150/day for the workers around here.
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:56 PM   #20
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DB, do you have a tractor with a FIL? When I built my fence, I drove the T post down with the bucket. If your place is sandy like mine, a lot easier to push the T post down with the bucket. Might have to tap it a couple times with the T post driver.
And if I already didn’t have plans, I could have helped ya out.
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Old 07-21-2022, 01:06 PM   #21
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JIB tacos and Sonic chilicheese dogs Duh!
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Old 07-21-2022, 01:35 PM   #22
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Old 07-21-2022, 01:45 PM   #23
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Old 07-21-2022, 01:49 PM   #24
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tal vez el decimal en el lugar equivocado ?
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Old 07-21-2022, 01:54 PM   #25
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Is this rollback Thursday.
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Old 07-21-2022, 02:01 PM   #26
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DB, do you have a tractor with a FIL? When I built my fence, I drove the T post down with the bucket. If your place is sandy like mine, a lot easier to push the T post down with the bucket. Might have to tap it a couple times with the T post driver.
And if I already didn’t have plans, I could have helped ya out.

In this drought the ground is like concrete. Probably end up just bending the posts. Been my experience in dry texas ground. Maybe a water tote could mitigate that.

Good luck OP. Thats gonna be some hot work fo sho. If you are in a fence in county and that neighbors cows are coming on whats yours maybe you can get them to help with labor or cost of.

Unfortunately 12 bucks in 2022 thanks to 2020-2021 Congress and POTUS’s is like 7.50. Purchasing power wise.


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Old 07-21-2022, 02:11 PM   #27
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Yep Last October; I needed to dig Up a old water line 100 feet from house to street. I asked 2 Day laborers if they wanted work. Told them what it was, they told me $25.00! I said no $15.00 and they walked away. None of the others were interested, I said 17.00 we agreed on $20.00. I ended up giving them $150.00 lunch and drinks. Another time I was at Home Depot and needed to load 10 - 80 pound bags of cement dude came up and wanted $20. Ended up waiting 20 minutes for some Lazy Azz from store to load it.
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Old 07-21-2022, 03:17 PM   #28
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In this drought the ground is like concrete. Probably end up just bending the posts. Been my experience in dry texas ground. Maybe a water tote could mitigate that.

Good luck OP. Thats gonna be some hot work fo sho. If you are in a fence in county and that neighbors cows are coming on whats yours maybe you can get them to help with labor or cost of.

Unfortunately 12 bucks in 2022 thanks to 2020-2021 Congress and POTUS’s is like 7.50. Purchasing power wise.


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Not around here. All sugar sand. If she has sand, she will be able to push most of it in.
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Old 07-21-2022, 03:26 PM   #29
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$200 a day is asking price for my $10 an hour workers. I just moved everyone to bids. I’m not paying $200 a day to watch them smoke cigarettes and drink cokes.

If they want $25 an hour equivalent they can do the math to figure out a bid for the whole job. If I like the price I’ll agree. If not I’ll keep negotiating until I get a price I like.
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Old 07-21-2022, 03:32 PM   #30
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What happens if one of the day laborers from home depot gets hurt? Has a heat stroke? Needs an ambulance?

Are you liable for that?

In the old days I wouldn't worry too much about those things but these days no way i would take a chance.
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Old 07-21-2022, 03:42 PM   #31
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Old 07-21-2022, 03:43 PM   #32
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Back when I was in high school in the 70’s we would have jumped all over this, but for maybe $2/hr.
Times have changed.
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Old 07-21-2022, 03:51 PM   #33
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What happens if one of the day laborers from home depot gets hurt? Has a heat stroke? Needs an ambulance?

Are you liable for that?

In the old days I wouldn't worry too much about those things but these days no way i would take a chance.

They are contract labor. If illegal they will not bring any attention on themselves. If legal you could have them sign an individual contract.


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Old 07-21-2022, 04:23 PM   #34
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Back when I was in high school in the 70’s we would have jumped all over this, but for maybe $2/hr.
Times have changed.
$2 inflation adjusted from 1970 to today will be around $15!
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Old 07-21-2022, 04:52 PM   #35
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Buy one of the 53cc post drivers on Ebay and do it yourself. I paid about $400 for one, used it two days and put in 200 posts by myself. Then I sold it for $300 the next week. I just tore out a half mile of brushed in fence and put up a new five strand in a month of mornings, working by myself. First light to 10:45 AM as I didn't want to mess up my daily lunch with the guys at the cafe. It came out to less than a hundred man-hours. If you have a Harbor Freight close by, pick up a corded pole saw. I put the generator in a little trailer behind the four-wheeler and laid down all the brush in two days. It sure beats chain saws, loppers, and brush hooks.
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Old 07-21-2022, 05:10 PM   #36
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That lil bit of hrs, best to pay by the day. I don't know anyone who would work out in the heat and make 87 bucks.
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Old 07-21-2022, 05:13 PM   #37
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Wow, I never expected all of these responses. Or should I say types of responses. If you only have to drive every 6th tpost it won't be so bad, will it?

I almost hate to say this, but I already lined up several people to work for less money on Sunday. I only needed 2-3 people for Saturday. We have power tools for everything.

All of y'all can eat crow but we are having Southwest Pulled Pork and Mom's homemade dessert. Maybe chocolate cake, maybe Tres Leches ... who knows? All I can say is everyone loves Mom's cooking. We always feed our workers good.
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Old 07-21-2022, 05:57 PM   #38
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Wow, I never expected all of these responses. Or should I say types of responses. If you only have to drive every 6th tpost it won't be so bad, will it?



I almost hate to say this, but I already lined up several people to work for less money on Sunday. I only needed 2-3 people for Saturday. We have power tools for everything.



All of y'all can eat crow but we are having Southwest Pulled Pork and Mom's homemade dessert. Maybe chocolate cake, maybe Tres Leches ... who knows? All I can say is everyone loves Mom's cooking. We always feed our workers good.
I think you mispoke...you meant you need 3-4 people. What time is lunch, err, I mean, what time do I need to be there?

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The hired hands will be taking chit breaks all afternoon if that's for lunch
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Old 07-21-2022, 06:13 PM   #40
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Old 07-21-2022, 09:08 PM   #41
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Good luck. I hope you find the help you need.
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Old 07-21-2022, 10:07 PM   #42
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I can’t even hire a dishwasher to work inside for that! Good luck and I hope you can find some help.


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Old 07-21-2022, 10:09 PM   #43
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Help at that price might not be the top of the class…
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Old 07-21-2022, 10:47 PM   #44
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Wow, I never expected all of these responses. Or should I say types of responses. If you only have to drive every 6th tpost it won't be so bad, will it?



I almost hate to say this, but I already lined up several people to work for less money on Sunday. I only needed 2-3 people for Saturday. We have power tools for everything.



All of y'all can eat crow but we are having Southwest Pulled Pork and Mom's homemade dessert. Maybe chocolate cake, maybe Tres Leches ... who knows? All I can say is everyone loves Mom's cooking. We always feed our workers good.
Good luck unless they are family or friends.

As most have said, even home depot day labor with no skill is 20-25ish min per hour to dig holes.


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Old 07-21-2022, 10:58 PM   #45
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Not around here. All sugar sand. If she has sand, she will be able to push most of it in.

Thatll work.


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Old 07-22-2022, 07:44 PM   #46
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DB, do you have a tractor with a FIL? When I built my fence, I drove the T post down with the bucket. If your place is sandy like mine, a lot easier to push the T post down with the bucket. Might have to tap it a couple times with the T post driver.

And if I already didn’t have plans, I could have helped ya out.
This is what we do in North texas. Easy peasy!
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