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View Poll Results: Vote on the Benifts i listed
Like all 4 28.57%
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:09 PM
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Employee Benifits..............

i was watching cnbc today and wall-mart was talking about health care and i got to thinking.

i may need to hire some help in 2007. so heres the benefit's i was thinking on offering them:

1)health care i pay half of theres and they pay the diff and for any of there family on it.
2)paid lunch brakes
3)paid Vacation
4)free lawn service (we'll mow there property when we go to that area in the week)
5)bi-weekly or monthly weekend after work
6)donuts and coffee for the mornings

please vote on this and/or post your ideas on this.
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:00 PM
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I would get rid of the paid vacation. Others seem great though.
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:44 PM
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be careful with the monthly free alcohol. Liability issue.
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:48 PM
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I don't think it really matters who likes what benefits. Your bottom line will decided what benefits you give. When you start looking at your bottom line 1-6 will go out the door. Most of those are perks....if you give them every once in a while they will be much more effective that giving them all the time.
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:47 PM
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The alcohol would be an absolute no, I have paid lunch breaks since I have started in business. The insurance would be nice but I don't know how cost effective that would be, insurance for self employed is very expensive for a good plan and the problem I think with that would be keeping the employees there long enough to recover your money. In this industry it's hard enough to make a living.
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Old 02-27-2006, 09:18 PM
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I agree with drsorg, you will have to look at your bottom line first.

I wouldn't count on any help being as productive as yourself and a 2 man crew is less productive than a solo, in man hours that is. Depending on how large you plan to get you might be better off staying solo.
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:53 AM
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We already do #'s 1 and 2
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