I was wondering if anybody on here pays their 'guys' a day rate. Not an hourly rate or a salary but a day rate. I know a drainage contractor that pays this way. Says if he doesn't really care for the person or no experience/new he was $90 per day and up to $125 per day is what his top guy makes. I for one pay a salary. Guy I just lost (school) was an hourly rate of $10. I like the day rate idea I guess because its more like salary only perhaps no real up keep on the hours?? I believe this contractors days vary 8-10hrs a day start to finish. I am attracked to such a way of wage due to simplicity. Not needing to figure taxes every week and better budgeting really. He's also got something worked out with rain days but I don't recall how that went. He does however very much like the way he does it, employees don't seem to mind and has found it to be the best thing for him. Ease I suppose? So, any insight anybody care to share?