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Employee's & Bonus

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by meets1, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    Bonus at end of year? % of wage, straight sum of $100 bill?

    Or give them bonus based upon season. Say mowing vs snow season. Yes, you may double up in bonus money but good guys are like gold to me
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I dont have a set schedule for bonuses, just give them out at random. They seem to be appreciated more that way when they arent expected.
  3. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    depending on % of co. shares they have and profitt of co. that year. i think about 5k was highest bonus ever here.
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    so if they choose not to invest in the company they get no bonus?
  5. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    they get 1% automaticly after one year of employment. if they would like more, then thats is up to them to invest either time, money, or equipment.
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    I'm employed, not a employer, Last year I got $300 as a christmas bonus, as well as various random $50 bonuses throughout the year.

    This year I'm getting a cash christmas bonus + a paid week off. I work for a small company, so getting something like this is a nice treat.
  7. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Bonuses should be tied directly to production. I pay my guys a percentage of sales which they split every month. Gives them a reason to get jobs done quickly. If one person on the crew isnt pulling their weight others let em know. I used to give bonuses at random when things were going well but that way doesn't motivate as well.
  8. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 952

    They get basically a weeks pay, we treat it just like a payroll check.
  9. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    I was also thinking about the weeks pay type of deal. I figured i would average out there payroll throughout year and see where that comes in at. If it is extremely crazy I may think of something else - based up service, workmanship ect throughout the year.
  10. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    We used to do the weeks pay thing but as the company grew it got to be very expensive and again the whole everyone expected it type of thing. We had a bad year in 98-99 ? Anyway couldn't afford to do business as usual, had a lot of unhappy hombres. So we went away from that, it was more like an entitlement thing than a bonus. Now I try and be at the top of the pay scale and throw a little $$ around when someone goes above and beyond no matter when it is.

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