We pay anywhere from $25-$35/hr and have accommodations available, problem is, guys just can't be bothered to come to work on time, or at all, could care less if I make any money or not, 98% of the employees only care that they are getting paid, they can't be bothered to actually learn about the job or ask why I spray, or why fertilizer rates are different or how much to use.
At least I think I am good to work for, I don't think it's too much to ask for a guy to actually learn the basic gps settings, or how to adjust combine settings, or knowing what alarms even mean. my employees feel that is my problem, so I need to set everything for them and they just hold the steering wheel when needed. Or if something alarms or stops working they simply stop and wait for me. And apparently burning out truck clutches every 8-12 months is kenworth's fault.
Needless to say, I need to clean house and hit the reset button. I also realized that paying a guy more will not get you better employees, you just get useless high paid employees. The best are foreign workers, they actually know they need to pay attention to their job. Local Canadians or Americans anywhere near the millennial age are USELESS. Period.
So I wish you luck, lots of luck, because it's quite hard to find decent people, as many other industries can afford to pay upwards of $35 for just warm bodies with no education. Why would any person with half a brain cell look at a farm job when you have to put in long hours and actually work.
Something is very wrong in this province were your offering 30 dollars a hour and cant find anybody. I would assume people in the rest of the country would kill to make that