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Old 04-19-2009, 09:15 AM
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I always throw extra money around. when we have larger jobs and it goes well. BAM 100 here 200 there, this makes them VERY HAPPY. WHAT you want me to purchase you a MP3 player, NO problem....

Guess what guys, it rained and were screwed we need to work this weekend.....

they push each other down trying to get here on Saturdays
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:41 AM
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I used t have the same problem, guys not wanting to work on Saturday. Then I figured it out, I paid on Friday. I put 2 and 2 together. I now pay on Tuesday. No body misses a Wednesday or Saturday any more.

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Old 04-19-2009, 02:19 PM
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:19 PM
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My guys make $18 an hr. Working Saturdays means $27 an hr. I just assume they dont work Saturdays.
Why are you paying overtime just because it is a weekend? For me, until they hit 40 hrs, is still regular pay. Holidays are the only exception.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:22 PM
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I was thinking the same thing, no wonder your guys are prompt. Overtime does not start until you work past eight hours in a day or 40 hours total in a pay period



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Old 04-19-2009, 02:24 PM
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I always throw extra money around. when we have larger jobs and it goes well. BAM 100 here 200 there, this makes them VERY HAPPY. WHAT you want me to purchase you a MP3 player, NO problem....
You are exactly right on that. Money talks. I give bonuses the same way when there is a bigger job and it is well done. This really makes an employee like you even more. The better they like you, the harder they work.

My driver likes to fish, I think we may go on a guided striper fishing trip together sometime, company treat.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:27 PM
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Why are you paying overtime just because it is a weekend? For me, until they hit 40 hrs, is still regular pay. Holidays are the only exception.
I'm assuming since its Sat, his guys have already worked 40 hrs. Therefore making any additional work to fall under the overtime bracket.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:27 PM
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I agree, I give bonuses for jobs done ahead of schedule. I also pay for Steel toe work boots each year that is almost better than Bonus money for some of my guys, and good insurance for me too.




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You are exactly right on that. Money talks. I give bonuses the same way when there is a bigger job and it is well done. This really makes an employee like you even more. The better they like you, the harder they work.

My driver likes to fish, I think we may go on a guided striper fishing trip together sometime, company treat.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:38 PM
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I'm assuming since its Sat, his guys have already worked 40 hrs. Therefore making any additional work to fall under the overtime bracket.
I was referring to a lost day of work due to rain requiring work on Saturday.

Most of the time we work on Saturday for a back-up weather day.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:42 PM
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I was referring to a lost day of work due to rain requiring work on Saturday.

Most of the time we work on Saturday for a back-up weather day.
He never said that he lost a day though.
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