Employee Benifits..............

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Frontier-Lawn, Feb 27, 2006.

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Vote on the Benifts i listed

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  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,938

    i was watching cnbc today and wall-mart was talking about health care and i got to thinking.

    i may need to hire some help in 2007. so heres the benefit's i was thinking on offering them:

    1)health care i pay half of theres and they pay the diff and for any of there family on it.
    2)paid lunch brakes
    3)paid Vacation
    4)free lawn service (we'll mow there property when we go to that area in the week)
    5)bi-weekly or monthly weekend :drinkup: after work
    6)donuts and coffee for the mornings

    please vote on this and/or post your ideas on this.
     
  2. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would get rid of the paid vacation. Others seem great though.
     
  3. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
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    be careful with the monthly free alcohol. Liability issue.
     
  4. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,275

    I don't think it really matters who likes what benefits. Your bottom line will decided what benefits you give. When you start looking at your bottom line 1-6 will go out the door. Most of those are perks....if you give them every once in a while they will be much more effective that giving them all the time.
     
  5. down size

    down size LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 78

    The alcohol would be an absolute no, I have paid lunch breaks since I have started in business. The insurance would be nice but I don't know how cost effective that would be, insurance for self employed is very expensive for a good plan and the problem I think with that would be keeping the employees there long enough to recover your money. In this industry it's hard enough to make a living.
     
  6. Triple R

    Triple R LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    I agree with drsorg, you will have to look at your bottom line first.

    I wouldn't count on any help being as productive as yourself and a 2 man crew is less productive than a solo, in man hours that is. Depending on how large you plan to get you might be better off staying solo.
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    We already do #'s 1 and 2
     

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