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Old 11-30-2001, 06:15 PM
KerryB KerryB is offline
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Location: North Carolina transition zone 7&8
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Guys I say that with a small crew like Tony has, its ok to pay them for a short lunch break. When you give your guys that little extra its not so hard to get them to do the same for you.

I have a question about this time clock jazz. Doesnt your workmans comp require your guys to punch a clock. I thought that was manditory for hourly employees.
In case they get hurt off the clock it doesnt go against you.
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Old 12-01-2001, 09:45 PM
osc osc is offline
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I must be a real pushover. I pay for the lunch break and the food.
Sometimes it gets out of control. But then again I work the pee out of 'em when we work.
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Old 12-02-2001, 01:28 AM
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Rex Mann Rex Mann is offline
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We do not take 2 fifteen min. breaks like most crews. Instead they are rolled into an hour lunch of which only 1/2 hour is deducted.

Rex Mann
Pavers Installed Company
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Old 12-02-2001, 10:32 AM
G.Williams G.Williams is offline
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everyone is required to take a half hour lunch and we do not pay for it. they are aware of this before they are hired so there is no surprise. Breaks they get during drive time. We eliminated breaks because they were getting out of hand. Then again we have 30 people on the crews. Start adding up the wasted time and you'd think differently.
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Old 12-03-2001, 05:15 PM
eslawns eslawns is offline
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I only have a couple of guys, and they're part time. I pay them for lunch (when we eat) and usually buy their lunch. It isn't that much money and it makes a big difference to their morale/attitude.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons. Because you are crunchy and taste like chicken.

Endless Summer Lawn Care
Portsmouth, VA
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