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Old 09-06-2012, 06:40 AM
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This is just my opinion coming from a solo point of view. In a larger scale business this wouldn't be much of a problem, but in small scale business I would be wary of having an employee be a significant source of potential accounts in a specific area if they know him personally. Should he get in a fight with you/you fire him you may have to kiss goodbye to those accounts.[/QUOTE]
I totally agree with this. I am a small operator with only two part time employees. I have one that can be sent out alone on the jobs and does well. Last year he got a turkey for Christmas this year he's getting a 1999 Ford Ranger. One thing I've learned in any industry, let your good ones know you value their service and the odd bonuses and things you give them is what sticks in their mind. Money alone won't do it. We all just spend what we make, even the owners. Think about it.
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