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I need to hire a couple of people to do some fetching and carrying. Where by some I mean probably three to five full days over tne next two or three weeks1.

Obviously if any of you know someone who's in shape to do hard physical work all day and would be interested in doing so for a fair hourly rate — cash — please put me in touch with them. But that's not my only question for the hive-mind.

I know that people looking for work as casual laborers gather early in the morning in places that people in the habit of hiring casual labor know to look for them1. What I don't know is where around Boston those places are, and how early people gather. Do any of you?


1  I thought I'd found someone. I was wrong. In the mean time, while trying to find the contact info for the two people I hired for this last time, I remembered why, four years ago, I hadn't bothered making sure not lose their contact info.

2  I did this myself the summer I was 18. If you've ever heard me talk about walking in cork boots on bundles of logs floating in the bay while a crane operator lowered cable loops for me to guide under my end of the bundle and then keep guiding while the crane slowly took up slack til we were sure of a good grip — and then jump to a different bundle and make sure I was well clear of the logs before they cleared the water — that sort of casual-labor mart is how I got that gig. So the thought of hiring a crew that way has a certain sentimental appeal.

Depends on the kind of help

Date: 2017-06-14 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] newman
Lots of day laborers congregate in the parking lot at the Home Depot at South Bay Plaza -- but I'm not sure if that's the sort of help you're looking for.

Date: 2017-06-14 11:35 am (UTC)
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They show up in most Home Depot parking lots, I think. Also, in Somerville, at Foss Park across the street from the Dunkin Donuts at the corner of Broadway and McGrath/O'Brien.

I don't know about extra-heavy physical labor, but I've used Rikibeth Stein for a bunch of assorted tasks. Let me know if you want her email address.

Date: 2017-06-16 08:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rmd

She does do cleaning! I have used her services for cleaning as well as other stuff.

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