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Old 04-24-2006, 04:44 PM
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Anyone pay an employee a % of each job?

I'm thinking of hiring my 1st part-time employee and wonder if it would be better to share a percentage of each job w/ him vs. an hourly rate. I like the idea because I think it would encourage them to do a better job and make them feel like they are a part owner of sorts. It could also raise their per hour salary significantly depending on what percentage I paid. I also think it might work better since I'm part-time and still a very small operation. My issue is that I am turning down a lot of business that I just don't have time to do myself. If I had a person willing to work, I could bid on every job and start advertising more to help my business grow. Also, would it make sense to setup this person as an independent contractor or should I pay him like a regular employee. I don't want to take the easy way out, just do what makes good business sense. I know these are complicated subjects, but any input that can point me in the right direction or help me avoid major issues would be helpful.
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:16 PM
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I did it with my very first employee years and years ago. It worked quite well for the first year or two. I'm not positive, but I think I paid them 30% of what the job paid.
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:24 PM
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I did it with my very first employee years and years ago. It worked quite well for the first year or two. I'm not positive, but I think I paid them 30% of what the job paid.
he got .30 cents on the 1 dollar yards back then?
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:41 PM
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he got .30 cents on the 1 dollar yards back then?

5,000 comedians out of work and look who's trying to become one I'll admit...ya got me there my friend
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:52 PM
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5,000 comedians out of work and look who's trying to become one I'll admit...ya got me there my friend
on a serious note, your referral letter has got me 2 new customers. thanks again for the usage
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:01 PM
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on a serious note, your referral letter has got me 2 new customers. thanks again for the usage
Great news...btw, I most certainly accept cash donations around the Holidays for my generosity
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:17 PM
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Great news...btw, I most certainly accept cash donations around the Holidays for my generosity

Interesting I think you picked up on the same idea as the IRS they were accepting donations on their favorite holiday it was about 9 days ago!
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:23 PM
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Interesting I think you picked up on the same idea as the IRS they were accepting donations on their favorite holiday it was about 9 days ago!
LMAO...good one TD
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:26 PM
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LMAO...good one TD
I was LMAO until the accountant said write the check! Uncle Sam wants more!
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:47 PM
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no way on the %. example: we did planting and mulch today, 2 of us for 3 hrs, then 1 man alone for the next 3 hrs. the take on the day was around $1300. plants + mulch cost perhaps $310. i paid him hourly, and he cost me $72 + payroll + wc expenses for a total of maybe $95. no way i'd pay a %
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