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16 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017 RAISE YOUR LABOUR COSTS WITHOUT EVEN TRYING. How to raise your labor cost without really trying. It seems that this should be a column that I write in the middle of the slow season. But you are reading this in the middle of the busiest time of year. This is the time that you’ve looked forward to all year. Now is when you have the most amount of cash left over at the end of the bills. But let’s try to learn some lessons from this busy time and perhaps that will translate into real cash savings come the dog days of summer. Let’s fast-forward into the future, to the summer of 2018. It is the slow season and that often means that plants that operate at a low profit margin during the busy season are losing money now. It doesn’t have to be that way, and often management is the root cause of losing money during the slow season. Now to be fair, I admit that it is possible for a plant to have insufficient volume to sustain itself year-round. In those cases, additional volume will be the only remedy. More volume will be required if there simply is not enough revenue to go around to cover the Don Desrosiers ...
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