We supply everything, but have one employee who was a former contractor who has all his own equipment. Brushes are maintained by the guys and replaced as needed.
Yea, once again, I agree. Equipment is part of overhead. I have never heard of an employer expecting the employee to show up with his own drops, rollers, roller poles, sanders, sandpaper, caulk, plastic, tape, etc. Brushes, dusters, 5 in 1s, handtools, and maybe a caulk gun have been the norm that I have seen. I mean, if you start asking all your guys to bring tons of tools are you gonna supply each of them with a van to haul it all? Look at it from their perspective.I thought equipment and supplies were part of a company's overhead. However, a painter should at least have a scraper, screwdriver, and a rag.
The basic tools can fit in a empty fiver. It would only require a passenger seat or trunk. We are talking about basic tools, right?I mean, if you start asking all your guys to bring tons of tools are you gonna supply each of them with a van to haul it all? Look at it from their perspective.
I will not allow a guy on the job without whites on....jeans just looks like day labor to me.Buying your guys pants seems odd to me, although certainly a nice gesture.Everyone likes free shirts and pants.
Personally, i never make anyone wear whites if they don't want to..i was never comfortable in them, so i don't expect anyone else to be.
I will not allow a guy on the job without whites on....jeans just looks like day labor to me.
I worked for a very large industrial/commercial company in Ohio and they required you to use their uniform company that would supply you with 14 pair of button up white shirts with company logo and your name embroidered on them and those real thin white"bakers pants". You had to bring in your dirty clothes every Monday and they would take them out and dry clean them. Pick them up next Monday, pressed, clean on hangers & wrapped in plastic. They took $9 a week out of your check. It was actually pretty nice!