Oh, come on, Piney. I'm not talking about $350.00/15min.
Do you think that $23.00 or $24.00/hr for a 30 year journeymen carpenter is alot? I don't.
You can't lower your price to compete in a market full of illegal help who don't mind making $5.00 -$8.00/hr. You just can't. This isn't McDonald's entry lever help. These are people who honed a craft and are being under cut by help that has no concept of a fair wage and are not legal.
I think American workers deserve to be protected from lawbreakers. Don't you.
One of my customers was complaining that her son had to fold his business of 10+ years because of the undercutting of pricing influenced by illegals. He couldn't pay his bills on what he was making anymore. Looking over her shoulder what do I see. About 6 or 7 Mexicans floundering under the direction of 1 American. Oh boy, I'll bet those hardwood floors look great. Where's your son working now. Saved yourself a bundle.