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Old 09-18-2012, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Duekster View Post
Provide some info on how bonuses are given but not an exact formula. You do not want workers knowing exactly so they do not learn how to game the system.

Here you are advocating playing games.

Originally Posted by Duekster View Post
you sound like you pau piecemeal... I do not. I pay more than the median wages in my area. Guys are with more close to 7 years. Not gaming anyone.

Now you say you don't.

Years a go I worked as a mechanic. Got a weekly guarantee min. salary. When I did not bill out much labor I got my min, and when my 45% of the billable labor hours was greater then the min. I got my 45%. So if I produced $1,000 I earned $450. Straight forward to figure out.

I stand by keeping all systems simple as possible.
Being straight.

Piece meal works for me because I do not have 40 hrs a week of work.
Paying based on the job works for me because it reflects the cost of doing that job.

Paying say per hr the labor costs do not reflect the cost of any actual job.
Same for weekly salary.

Monday 8hr day, 1hr drive time, 7hr production
Tuesday 8hr D, 2hr DT, 6hr P
Wednesday 8hr D .75hr DT, 7.25hr P

As one can see prodution time varies from day to day. So salary costs can only be an average of actual production costs.

Again business size, number of accounts and employees, and anything else will make one system best for them.

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