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Old 04-18-2005, 03:36 PM
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Employee Commision or wage ?

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I was just wondering what people do with crew, i am looking at employing another person and want to put them on some kind of commission or bonus structure to encourage them to work hard and produce great work.
Does anyone do this and how is it done a %%% of lawns etc...Any feedback would be great
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Old 04-18-2005, 05:24 PM
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Figure out a good average and pay them that per yard. Works best on small yards (ie. $3.25 per yard @ 3 yards per hour) Sure they will hate doing the big ones, but show them that it all comes out in the wash.
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Old 04-18-2005, 08:26 PM
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Offer a bonus for work well done. Set up a point system to base a bonus on.
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:08 AM
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I offer a decent hourly wage, $15 to mow and crew chiefs get $22.50
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:18 AM
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Thanks Rod - So do you run a crew and a crew chief so they will rearly need to mow fast to make you $$$$
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:21 AM
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I have 2 crew chiefs. They both oversee a 3-man operation (that includes themselves).
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:04 AM
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this is not a bad idea. what if you paid $8 an hr base, then a commision? this would motivate an employee.
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:08 AM
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i use a helper at times when i'm really busy, and here's how i work it out. i pay them $4 an hr plus 8-10% of what i get for each lawn.... this works real great on drop gate lawns...

ex. $25 lawn @ 10%= $2.5 commision or bonus
i tend to cut about 3-5 drop gates lawn an hr. so
$2.5 X 3= $7.5 + $4(orginial hour wage)= $11.50 an hr
$2.5 X 5= $12.5 + $4 (orginial hour wage)= $16.50 an hr
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:39 AM
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i use a helper at times when i'm really busy, and here's how i work it out. i pay them $4 an hr plus 8-10% of what i get for each lawn.... this works real great on drop gate lawns...

I know you are only 17 years old (why aren't you in school this morning?) and new to cutting grass but that is illegal big time! You MUST in this business pay at least the Federal M/W which is $5.15 an hour regardless of bonuses and you cannot use the bonuses to "say" you are paying the $5.15 because that a "bonus" is just that, pay on top of your normal pay that may or may not be obtained even.
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:10 PM
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I know you are only 17 years old (why aren't you in school this morning?) and new to cutting grass but that is illegal big time! You MUST in this business pay at least the Federal M/W which is $5.15 an hour regardless of bonuses and you cannot use the bonuses to "say" you are paying the $5.15 because that a "bonus" is just that, pay on top of your normal pay that may or may not be obtained even.
i use my best friend for about 8-16hrs a week... under the table i know its not legit but its a start.....
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