If you have permanent staff, what do you do with them when the rain falls too hard and the wind blows too much? For instance last winter was horrible – far too many days were work just wasn't possible. I work in the rain, but it can get too much and/or the wind can blow too hard for cleaning 'safely'. We only have so many inside jobs (not very many in my case). So, what do you do with staff who need paid? The only work I can do in most weather conditions is pressure washing, and I don't push that side of my business. Do you have other work that you do in the winter that isn't weather dependent? Do you work your staff even when the weather is too bad for safe working? Does your contract say that you can't supply a constant supply of work all year? I really would like to bring on staff permanently, but can't think of a way around the 'winter problem'. Anyone have any ideas that work i.e. that you actually do yourself with your staff? Thanks.