Paying help by the hour or piece work

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ray & Karen, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Ray & Karen

    Ray & Karen LawnSite Member
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    I recently read an article where a large LCO payed their crew members by the job and paid the crew leader partially by the job, and partially by quality. The crew members would hustle to get their work done, because they would get paid the same whether it took them 6 hours or 9 hours in day. The crew leader only received a portion of his pay based on productivity, the other portion of his pay was based on quality of the job done. The company's productify increased significantly. I am contemplating doing this when/if I go big. Is anyone out there using a similar strategy?
     
  2. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    this seems like something to think about....
     
  3. 42homers

    42homers LawnSite Member
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    I'd find out if it's legal first. Might be but then again........contact wage and hour.
     
  4. mpblass

    mpblass LawnSite Member
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    I started paying my guys by piece work this year and it has been working out great. They have been busting but and taking short lunches. It works good for both of us.
     
  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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