Well, many of you know that i have been going through a lot of expense cutting for the upcoming season. The last major issues that I have left is whether to cut cell phones and accepting credit cards. To cancel my credit card merchant account it will be $250 and to cancel my managers cell phone account it will cost $200. My credit card charges are less than that a year, and with the cell phone I would save about $400 per year, but I lose contact with my manager when on a job site. So I dug deeper. It was looking at me right in my face. I pay my manager a guarantee pay of 64 hours from the end of March until the end of Novemeber. Basically it means that even if he only works 62 hours, he gets paid 64 hours worth of pay. This comes in very handy for him early in the year, during rainy times, drought times, and at the end of the season. I decided to pull my records to see how much I would have saved for not paying him guarantee pay. Well, he collected 119.50 hours of guarantee pay for not working. It totaled approx $1209.63 in gross pay, and $185.07 in social security and medicare taxes. I overpaid him about $1,400 in guarantee pay between March and November compared of just paying him for the amount of hours actually worked. Well, lets just say we are going to have a meeting today.