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Old 05-19-2013, 01:56 PM
thecreativedonkey thecreativedonkey is offline
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Employee wages: by the job vs the hour

Has anyone ever paid employees by the job instead of by the hour or salary? I'm curious if this would work mainly for maintenance jobs.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:13 PM
32vld 32vld is offline
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I believe they must get minimum wage if their weekly salary falls below.

Say you want to pay an employee $10 a lawn mow.

They work at the lawn .5 hr and the drive time is .5 hr. The employee is on the clock for 1 hour. Good to go.

Lawn takes 1 hr to cut and 1 hr drive time. On the clock for 2 hrs. Now employee is being paid $5 hr.

Now you have to increase employee pay to get them to reach minimum wage.

The problem is if you based your pricing on $10 employee pay per lawn there may not be enough profit built in to cover increased costs.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:13 PM
thecreativedonkey thecreativedonkey is offline
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That's a good point. I was looking at it more over a long day. It might take an hour to get to the side of town you go to but once you're there you have 20 properties that could be done in a 12 hour day if you hustle. If you paid $20.00 per property for 1 person or $10.00 per person for a max of 2 people this would be $400.00 set budget. Keeping quality of work high could be a drawback. If you pay by the hour then you have to deal with more paper work with time and a half. Would it be better to pay by the hour and offer a bonus if you accomplish so many properties in a day and keep quality of work high?

If you pay by salary where the weekly fee is set does it work keeping employees motivated putting in a 60 hour week in spring & summer if the reward is the same weekly rate in January when you may only be working 15 hours per week?
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:00 AM
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:49 AM
thecreativedonkey thecreativedonkey is offline
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You don't work 12 hour days?
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