I have one full-time Employee #1 (in charge of mowing) and a few weeks ago, when he was mowing, he sucked up a flexible 1 1/2 inch discharge sump-pump hose. Since he had been mowing on that property for weeks, I expected him to pay for the replacement hose and fix it himself. Employee #2 (landscape maintenance guy), not officially full-time, but practically, anyhow, a month or so ago, he cut a cable line when he was trimming some bushes (the line was behind the bushes up against the house) he went ahead and fixed it before he even told me. He said that it was his mistake and he went back to the house on his time and paid for the materials. My question to everyone is: who pays for screw ups?? Since they are my employees, is it my responsibility? Do I pay for the materials and their labor time to fix the mistake? Or, are they responsible? Is it only full-time employees that are responsible that know the properties well? Should I expect the same from part-time employees? Today, I had another part-time employee that only works every now and then run over a sprinkler. Since he is part-time and doesn't know the property, is it all me or what? If anyone has any insight into these questions, let me know. Any first-hand experience would help.